The dog days of summer are here. It’s so hot and muggy outside, I’ve given up on the garden until cooler weather arrives. Now is the time for indoor projects, and other pursuits conducted in the heavenly bliss of air conditioned comfort. The yard has turned into an overgrown jungle now that the rains have returned, after our long year of drought. That’s the story in Florida. It’s either drought or monsoon, with nothing much in between. Thankfully, I took plenty of pictures this year, before the black-eyed Susan, scarlett morning glory, and sweet potato vines ran amuck over everything in their paths. If you stand still longer than 30 seconds, they will start climbing over you, too! Here are a few photos. Enjoy!
An overview of a new rose bed, with my goldfish pond in the background.
Hubby did all the beautiful brick pathways and patios over the last couple of years.
“Peter Pan” dwarf agaphanthus in the same bed, keeping “All American Miracle” hybrid tea rose company.
The world’s happiest cigar plant (cuphea). Hummers love it!
Another view of the pond, and more of Mark’s brickwork.
So there you have just a few pictures from this year’s garden. I’d love to know what you’ve been doing in your own gardens. Is anyone else into ponds? Roses? Laying brick? Hope you’ll share your ideas, and please feel free to ask any questions you like. Gardening in Florida presents a lot of challenges at times, but much of what works here will work in other parts of the country, too.