We've had abundant rain lately, even a thurnderstorm with lightening! This morning the temperature was verging on cool, almost needing a light sweater, (in Georgia!). It's hard to believe it's already mid August.
The garden is winding down. Usually my garden is still going strong with annuals now, but this year I've not had good bloom on the begonias that I replaced the ailing impatience with. Is that due to my negligence? I have not fertilized them in a while and I'm thinking of trimming them back and giving a good dose of Miracle Grow. I usually have good annual growth through October, at least.
For years I have planted Purple Fountain Grass in my garden urn, but I just haven't been happy with it for the last two years. Perhaps the lack of sun is finally starting to affect it. I have found a gorgeous container on Pinterest that I am thinking of copying next year. You can see it by clicking here. Dichondra does grow good in my shady garden, and I think this arrangement will be beautiful all summer. I can't wait!
I have already started going through my photographs and making plans for next year. I had forgotten how pretty the garden was in June. Even with the Impatience being replaced, I had a lot of good things going on (if you click on the picture it will open it in a bigger window, the only way to really see it in all it's beauty!).
Every year I write myself a note that says, "BUY MORE LILIES", and I put it on February and March's calendar for the next year. I bought ONE lilly this year. I should have bought so many more! But at least I bought one! I would also like to get more White Coneflowers. I gathered seeds this year because I read that's the best way to reproduce. But I'm not really optimistic, the pink ones pop up all over the place, but I've had a white one for several years and never had one pop up. We'll see.
Today has been a lazy day for me. After church we had chili and cornbread, and then just settled in to watch some golf. When the sun goes down I might go out to the garden for a bit and do a little maintenance. I hope you are having a lovely Sunday. Thanks so much for stopping by!
I'll be participating in Seasonal Sundays at The Tablescaper and Outdoor Wednesday at A Southern Daydreamer.