I hope you've had a good week and are happy to see
We've been experiencing some rather mild temperatures and the nights have been cooling off into the 50's. It feels like early fall at times. The farmers are unhappy because the mild temps are slowing down the ripening of their crops. All I can see is that it makes for good sleeping!
I buzzed out this morning (7:30'ish) with a jacket over my pj's and snapped a few early morning pictures. I've been absent outside lately because of a few projects that have been occupying my time. Forgive my lack of visits to your blogs, it's just been hard to devote much time to the computer.
The wind chime post even got into the pictures
The begonias turned out to be a good choice for outlining the fountain area. The hostas have covered them up though in this area. The Japanese Forest Grass are doing well this year too.
In a matter of moments the sun moves on...
These small hostas add a little interest...
I believe they are called Fireworks
Ready to bloom too...
These Gardenmeister Fuchsia are a favorite for the hummingbirds too.
The Annabelles have been blooming for a couple of weeks. I gave some of the blooms some help with some stakes. When they get wet they lay right down on the ground. Their are delicate for such a heavy flower.
This Alyssum has come back each year since I planted them and I do enjoy them. They've jumped over the sidewalk into another bed and are blooming there too.
I planted Alyssum in this window box but only this one made it. The geraniums crowded out the rest. I like how it's cascading down the side. I've been very happy with the performance of the Raspberry Twizzle Geraniums. The blooms are long lasting and frequent.
In front of the garage I have three planters. I got creative this year and didn't use my usual spike type plant for the center. The Mystic Spires Blue Salvia really got big....I have one on the other side that is much larger. The are some Gaura, Belleza (talll white flowers) mixed in there and the Raspberry Blast Supertunias are spilling all over the bottom. The bees and hummimgbirds really like the Salvia and Gaura. There is some Bacopa in there too but the Supertunias seem to have gobbled up most of the space.
I cheated and took this from my window through a screen. My favorite Limelight Hydrangea is just starting to bloom.
This little Cityline Paris hydrangea doesn't disappoint!
So happy together...
My little buckets of flowers took their time to get filled out but now they are blooming nicely.
The Sonic Magic Pink New Guinea Impatiens are a favorite.
I love variegated flowers and plants.
Have a great weekend!
Thanks for visiting!