Do you love getting outside early in the morning…before the heat and humidity rise? It’s a perfect start to a beautiful day.
The blooms on this Rose of Sharon had appeared to be glowing at dawn’s early light. By the time I grabbed my camera and returned outside, the sun was already shining over the horizon. No more glow, but just look at the quantity!
Notice the dropped spent blooms littering the ground.
The blooms, which appear solely purple, have a surprising splotch of red at the center.
The soybean crops surprised us when we returned from vacation. They had doubled in size in the span of 11 days.
They look healthier than ever in years past. God has showered us with good rains this summer.
Just look at these Crepe Myrtle trees loaded with blooms (and more rain on its way).
At the front entrance, the day lilies continue to bloom profusely.
We have a mixture of single and double blooms.
The orange and gold tones contrasting the backdrop of purple Roguchi Clematis is one of my favorite combinations.
The clematis seems very happy again this year. The hummingbirds and bumble bees are happy about them, too.
I’ve been so happy not to drag garden hoses around watering everything in my usual summer style – often donning my gown, with coffee cup in hand. Ha! Remember my post about the cover for my DIY Gardening Notebook?
Yep, that’s me! Bed hair and all…
After killing four armadillo in the past year, HH has been on the hunt for the culprit of these dig holes. They really are destructive diggers. These holes are minor compared to the damage they did last year.
I’m not worried. It’s just a matter of time…. Heh. Heh. Heh….
I hope you have no such critters digging at your house.
I have no book to suggest about killing critters, but The Southern Living Garden Book has been one of my favorites for identifying plants and researching their habitats.
When beginning my landscaping plan, this book was instrumental. I still refer to it often. It’s one of my few gardening resources that I wouldn’t want to be without. Here is a link* so you can look more closely at the book.
Remember what I told you last week about the Amazon Prime deal? This is regularly a $35 book, so the savings are a bonus with Prime. Of course, if you don’t mind a prior owner’s dirt and markings in a book, used versions are available.
What gardening dilemmas are you facing? Anything you’d like to discuss or ask other readers who may be gardening experts?
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