These dahlias took a tumble after the rain last week.
I did a double take when I noticed this hyacinth bean vine beginning to climb the arbor!
The liatris in both barrels has been blooming for a while. I really like it with the pink coneflowers.
Here is a shot from the backside. I was actually taking a picture of the moon.
Can you see it between the trees at the top? It looked more impressive in real life. :)
I don't have much luck with coneflowers grown in the ground either. I tried for years and they never returned. When I put this path in a few years ago, I finally found a spot they liked. I think these have survived for three years.
That's a record for me! They have not multiplied, but at least they grow and bloom. I am happy with that.
I did not feel like watering the deck containers when I got home from work. There is a chance of rain tonight, so I am betting on that. I also did not feel like remaking the second set of curtains for the family room. I just have no enthusiasm to do these things after I have worked all day. It's not like my work is physically exhausting, but my energy evaporates from noon on...by 4:00 p.m., it's gone.
I have not yet made it to Home Depot to return the nearly-dead plants. I am hoping to do that tomorrow after I spend another two hours at the dentist...then again, maybe not. It will be after 4:00 p.m. when I get out of the dentist chair and my mouth will still be frozen. Upon further thought, odds are high that I won't be going tomorrow.
Let the Basting Begin! - I am using my dining room table to baste this big one -- it's about 105 x 105 inches (king size). It's been a while since I've finished one this big.
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