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Monday, August 25, 2008

The August Yard

The August yard lacks many blooms except for the few annuals that I've planted. This August though has given us beautiful foliage because of our nice, frequent rains and the mild temperatures we've had. This elephant ear in the remodeled bog has just done beautifully. The lack of wind here in Kansas has been a blessing this summer. The leaves on this plant have stayed pretty much intact.

The marigolds that I planted have filled in just like I wanted around the rock (in this part of Kansas we have to "BUY" rocks for our landscaping - however, this one I got much cheaper than usual at an auction).
I have two obelisks covered with morning glory vines but not one flower. I do think I see some little tiny buds on them. Hopefully I'll have morning glories before frost! Next year, I'll plant them MUCH earlier.

Moonflower seeds given to me from my husband's co-worker. They've done well. There's a bench hidden behind them. I'm betting I won't have to plant any next year and will be pulling them out as well!

The weather has a hint of fall in it. We've had our first wiener roast (with s'mores). More wiener roasts to come. I love fall but I hate seeing an end to the beauty of summer.


Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

Your August garden looks lovely. I need to plant so that I have flowers spring summer and fall. It seems I only have them early summer right now :-)

Pajama Mama said...

Wow! Your yard is beautiful! I bet you bring fresh clippings in all the time to decorate!

Wish I did too...faux will have to do for now.

Thanks for visiting my blog,


kari and kijsa said...

Thank you for all your prayers and blessings!
Have a wonderful Labor Day,
kari & kijsa