Now that we're doing all this fair weather motorhome travel I'm having a difficult time with the garden. The last thing before we leave and the first thing when we come back I spend a good part of the day out there watering and deadheading. If I'm lucky, the deer don't move in and feast while we're gone. It's hard to keep deer spray on things that are constantly growing and blooming.
I'll share a few recent blooms that survived, some of which are done blooming now (click to enlarge):
And because the garden isn't complete without a Golden:
When we came home from our most recent trip the deer had chomped down all my Impatiens. The next day they'd nipped off a few blooms from another plant. I'm moving more and more flowers to pots in the fenced-in dog yard. The hydrangeas aren't doing well this year and that's not because of the deer. Some of them do not have a single bloom. Weird. At the rate things are going, the garden will be all evergreens and ferns soon. I persevere, sigh...
You take care, now, and enjoy the remaining days of summer. I'm stretching it out as long as possible. See you here next Saturday!