Wednesday, August 29, 2012

End of August

Those dog days of August have sure been good to us this year.  The temps have been in the 80s and low 90s for most of the month and rain has been scattered through out.  The flower garden is still looking good and the tomato garden is winding down.  We are mulching and clearing out weeds as fast as we can getting ready for fall and winter.  

birdbath planter looking good

dahlias starting to bloom

impatiens on porch still looking great

new concrete mermaid
 found at Home Goods for $10
my best buy of the summer

fallen bird nest in Jane Magnolias

yellow jacket nest I pulled out with weeds

 1 of several yellow jackets
 looking for their nest
I beat a hasty retreat!


rose of sharon
which the bumblebees love

Our project for this weekend is to get Bella's little house painted inside and trim painted outside.  Replace roof shingles and fix the porch all without our little helper.  Wish us luck!

Thursday, August 23, 2012

One More Project Done

What a wonderful August we are having this year.  Lots of sunny days in the 80s and low 90s with rain periodically.  Couldn't be any better and the crape myrtles are blooming around the garden.

 new pathway through the garden
one down and 3 more to go

pink crape myrtle
center of garden

pink, white and peppermint crape myrtles
corner garden

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Around the Garden This Summer

August has been a great month for us so far, cooler temps and more rain after a very hot and humid July.

 new bird statute at the little pond

dragonflies are abundant this year

glass frog from Marshall's clearance counter
brightens up the hens and chicks

hens and chicks blooming
along with daylilies

 2 new hibiscus
Midnight Marvel

new low round blue pot
full of african daisies

new tall skinny tall blue pot
with pink mandevilla

rose champions
love it under the pine tree

Mom's hydrangeas
right side of front porch

Mom's Hydrangeas
left side of front porch