Hi guys! I have been so slack on my blog posting lately! I have been busy but lately I have been flying without my camera.. We did an antique show this weekend that was gooorgeous.. and of course I forgot my camera at home! Boo! I am sharing some photos today of the flowers in my shameful flowerbeds. I went out this morning to hang something on the line and spotted this rose. It smells fabulous..a rosy, fruity,spicy clove fragrance..my fav rose scent! That is how my Gramma's roses that she transplanted to my mom and dad's farm smelled. They were also this bright pink but not a tea rose. I think they were a floribunda. I also sniff for that scent when buying roses and these are close. I think they are a Perfume Delight or maybe a Queen Elizabeth.This is my favorite color of rose too.
My flower beds and garden got so bad this year. The 2 weeks we were on vacation it didn't rain and was over 100 every day. My tomatoes actually cooked on the vine. My daughters said they watered them every day except one but my garden was toast! It did start raining after that and my flowers perked up but I horribly ignored them. My dahlias made a good comeback..no thanks to me!
I love the IDEA of a garden and I am a good planter, but then...pfffftt! I caught this fat bee enjoying my coleus seed spikes.
I guess if I had been out there pinching these back like I SHOULD have, I would have missed this guy and he would have missed some pollen!
Zinnias are fabulous for sadistic gardeners like me. They don't need much attention!
I pretty much plant them willy-nilly knowing that when everything else goes to hell, these will steadfastly soldier on! Cosmos are another good flower for people like me.
I have volunteer and planted morning glories. They are an easy annual and reseed themselves..usually where I don't need them! I have learned to thin out the young'uns, but it pains me a bit!
I sometimes try to figure out what "season" of my life I am in. I classified myself as being in the Summer of my life for quite awhile. I now feel myself sliding into Indian Summer..getting a bit weedy and ramshackle, but still hanging on for all I am worth and sprouting off a bloom now and again! Hope you all are having a great week! Julia
Hi! I am a former SD girl..now a TN woman. I have a great family..wonderful husband, 2 sons, 2 daughters and a grandson. I have 2 Etsy shops, https://hopeandjoyhome.etsy.com is the shop I sell vintage things in and https://hopeandjoystudios.etsy.com is the shop I sell handmade in. I also help my husband with his Etsy shop https://theindustrialfarmer.etsy.com . I love to create! I like to garden but my attention generally wanes about July and it is every man for himself. I am in the process of turning my daughter's former bedroom into my studio and will be posting pics. I love to laugh..drink coffee and eat chocolate..more to come!