Sunday, August 3, 2014
A Little Garden, A Little Wally and LuLu
Frankly, it hasn’t been a good garden year. I don’t know if it’s me, the plants, the potting soil, something in the air. . . but I’ve never had such a struggle with my flower pots. Many plants just up and died, leaving empty pots and dampened spirits. What the heck? I mean, this just doesn’t happen! Rich feels sorry for me and twice has come home with an armload of new flowers. The new plants are doing well so far, knock on my little wooden head.
The wax begonias have thrived from the beginning, however. This photo was taken in early July, and they’re much bigger now. Thank goodness I have lots of wax begonias.
Wally again. The purple petunias behind him died.
The snapdragons are pretty. Love the two-toned pink.
These two make everything better.
And, of course, there’s always the hydrangeas. This one is a particularly rich purple/blue combo.
I honestly do try to get good landscape shots, but they come out looking like a jumbled up mess. I like it lush, and all the trees and bushes limit the camera’s view. Here’s one of those jumbled up shots of one area along the south side of the house.
My eyes see it much prettier than this in real life. I find it hard to go inside on my days off. Here on the Oregon coast it’s rarely too hot to be outside and, consequently the housework, cooking, shopping, crafty stuff all take a back seat to the garden. Can you believe it’s August already? Gosh, I’d better hurry up and get outside! Have a great day!