Thursday, June 5, 2008

Heat Wave!

Wow! Not your typical 1st part of June in Ohio! It's 90 and humid, a lot like August! Yuck.
It's been storming and raining for several days, but today we finally saw sunshine - but this heat and I are not friends. So the poor garden won't be seeing much of me today!

I took a few photos of my sun-loving
annual pots. The coleus, and this
beautiful multi-colored annual (I'd have to go hunt down the name) are
just gorgeous.

I will HAVE to get out there in a bit
and make sure they don't need watering.

I've never known this perky yellow perennial by any other name
than if someone can enlighten me - please do. It's just one of those plants that make you feel happy. I say it's cute, but that makes my husband nauseous. I call people who are really old cute, too. He doesn't get it.

We have a beautiful Spirea on the sunny side of the house, I'm not sure of it's name. We put it in before we thought about wanting
to remember what the name of a plant was.

However, no known name or not, this is nearly one of our garden
favorites. The nearly lime green leaves, with the raspberry florets
makes a striking image in the garden.

The side garden is a work in progress...we have an old Variegated
Weigela that has been injured somewhere along the way, and it's now growing in a rather unsightly way....and it was back when we planted indiscriminately, so it's in the wrong spot. So before I take any pictures of the whole south side of our house, the Weigela needs to go, and we need to replace it with something else. It's right next to this beautiful Spirea.

The wad is spent though, for this year. So working on the side garden this year is limited to maintenance. Maybe next year.

We've been running the usual after school is out errands (dentists, eye doctors...etc.). Thankfully, those errands have all take place on rainy days - not nice ones. Next week, we start the 18 yr. old job hunting. Oh joy.

Y'all have a wonderful day!

1 comment:

Jean said...

All your plants look great. It is too hot here also and I hate it. Don't like being shut in with air conditioning when the sun is shining! I see you have your button ready for Bloomin' Tuesday! Good job!