What a beautiful September morning! We're experiencing wonderful weather- mid 70's during the day, dry and sunny. We had a lot or rain last week- in fact 4 1/2" overnight on Thursday! Needless to say the grass is green as can be.
I snapped off a few pictures this morning while the sun was dancing through the trees onto the patio and garden area.
I wandered back to the fountain and the water was glistening
The water was splashing and toppling over the edge- the rain fall had filled it up quite high
My planters have done fairly well. These begonia's tended to spread out wide rather than go up higher like the ones I had in previous years. Leaves are always falling and collect in this area very easily.
This one is has branched out enough to reach the bench and cling to the armrest
The hostas have been blooming away and I need to trim out the finished stems from the flowers.
Soon this landscape will change to golden yellows and browns- I love the colors of fall I just don't like to think about what follows!
The PeeGee Hydrangea flowered more than I expected
It is not happy here and I will be removing it late fall. PeeGee's love a lot more sun than what this one is getting so I hope to relocate it to a better spot.
It seems like every year I only get 3 blossoms on this Cityline Paris Hydrangea
I love the florets- a strong pink with little white dots!
Across the sidewalk is another hydrangea called Forever & Ever Red Hydrangea. I transplanted it early in the spring from a spot near the bird feeders where it was barely getting along. It's more than quadrupled in size but where are the flowers?
Hiding underneath is one flower that is barely there. I'm hoping next year it will bloom nicely since it will have been established for a year in it's new location.
The sweet potato vine has grown out like Rapunzel's hair. I lost the little orange begonias that were in there to mildew so I tossed them away. The Browallia was unaffected and has filled in.
Everything has grown like crazy and it's almost jungle like! The morning glories have filled the left side of the arbor but no flowers so far. The Sweet Autumn Clematis filled the right side and top area and should be blooming anytime. It's the lack of sun that prevents better blooms. I've cut a lot of the Limelight Hydrangeas on the right side and gifted them to my daughter, her boyfriend's mother and myself!
I hope September is starting out nicely for you too!