A muggy mid-July morning, but my flowers don’t seem to mind a bit. The garden is awash with color, and the butterflies and bees are flitting from one lovely bloom to the next. We are spending a lot of time in the gazebo since all the wet weather has brought out multitudes of mosquitoes! But it is a wonderful, comfortable spot from which to view the garden and birds, so all is well.
A favorite local nursery closed and I was able to buy one of their red wagons, the kind I filled many times. Now it sits in our yard filled again with colorful zinnias. The succulent birdbath I made last summer just required a few new plants as many of them were perennial.
(see how I made this succulent birdbath from a cracked concrete birdbath at http://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/upcyclerecycle-project-creating-a-succulent-garden-birdbath/)
There’s been little need to water so far this summer, except for container plantings. As a result of almost 12 inches of rain in a month, everything is more lush than ever. I have spent more time trimming things back than watering this year. But August is coming …
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