the weatherman forecasts a dryer, cooler front moving through our area tonight and into the morning. my son in north florida said today was perfectly beautiful there with temps in the 50's this morning. i admit i'm a tad jealous but i'm holding out for us to get cooled off a little this weekend. we won't see 50 degrees anytime soon but anything in the 60's in the morning hours would be sweet relief... and enjoyable gardening weather.
today i thought i'd post some random garden photos i've taken over the past few days.
the teeny bloom of my pink polka-dot plant
this angel wing begonia fascinates me with its deep burgundy underside and its rich polka-dots on the upperside. it sports a beautiful white bloom and it roots very easily by either putting the cuttings in water or directly into soil.
i followed this gulf fritillary to my next door neighbor's butterfly bush for this snap- i'm pretty sure this is the first one i've captured at home.
the snow bush i trimmed a couple of weeks ago is already pushing out this pretty 'autumn looking' new growth. from the front of the planting it just peeks out over the top of the blue plumbago blooms.
honestly, i'm a bit of a baby when it comes to the heat. don't get me wrong, i'll work in the heat-- like today, i worked in my yard all day long, but i prefer to do big projects when its cool. it only makes sense to me, because i want gardening to be a pleasure. being outdoors in beautiful weather is half the motivation for me to have such an extensive garden. i would rather be outside anytime than inside.
i have some big ideas for when we actually do feel some autumn breezes here. stay tuned for a major project i hope to start next week. it may have to wait until the following week. it all depends on the weather and if i can find all the "stuff" i need to complete it.