Here it is already. August’s Bloom Day. Our flowerbeds are not impressed with this crazy, hot, dry summer we’re having. I’m not impressed with it either.
The flowerbeds in general look quite crummy. But there are a few, very few, plants that have powered through the weather and are blooming.
These two photos are literally of the only plants blooming in the front yard. It’s lookin’ pretty dead out there.
The pond area still has a few things in bloom, though. In fact, the marigolds just recently started taking off.
Not long after I planted the impatiens and violas some of our chickens scratched and pecked the area, digging at bird seed that had fallen. It has taken all summer, but those plants have finally came back and are blooming.
The bird village is not in good shape. It has received very little water over the summer and it shows. However, there are a few random blooms spread about.
There is a lot of tan and brown going on right now.
There is not a lot going on around the pond, either. There are a few pickerel weeds & geraniums holding on, but that’s about it. The cardinal meadowlark doesn’t seem to mind the lack of flowers.
The meadow still has some blooms trying to make it through the season.
Left: Inside the garden fence I planted an area with hundreds of sunflowers. This is the one that made it. It’s pretty, but quite underwhelming. I think right after I planted the seeds birds devoured them before they even had a chance to germinate. Boo!
Right: Calendula that I planted last year reseeded and looks fabulous this year.
Well, this summer was kind of a bust in the flowerbed department. I’m glad we get to try again next year.
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