Saturday, July 23, 2016

Saturday Snapshot -- Summer Garden

Join West Metro Mommy for this weekly meme of photos people have taken and share on their blogs.

This week, we spent some time digging up two strips of grass in front of our stone wall and planting it with flowers.
I mostly considered this an unimportant job because I thought the grassy area was fine, but apparently it always bugged my husband. And truthfully, I didn't do very much.
I did go to the store to buy plants, manure and mulch, which subsequently spilled in my car and I'll need to vacuum it now.
After one side was planted, I realized we didn't buy enough flowers, so I went back to the store for more and spent one steamy afternoon digging holes to add the extra flowers. But my eldest son discovered me in the act and came to help.

He also dug up the grass on the other side so my husband could plant, manure and mulch there. So mostly, I'm a bystander in this project.
Even though I didn't think it was necessary, it does look nice.

The morning glories come back up each year around our porch. Usually I take a picture to show how they cover the railings, but I wanted you to see one up close. They look silky and velvety.

And each year, I buy a flat of zinnias to plant. I don't know why sometimes they look like this. One or two simple stems and flowers.

And other times, they outdo themselves, like these.

Hope your summer and your gardens are doing well too.
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Anonymous said...

It looks great! We stick to perennials for minimal work. The lavender and oleander are in full glory now.

Poem fanatic said...

I can't garden at all, but those blooms are beautiful!

Vicki said...

It looks pretty. I want to plant some flowers as soon as we move.

Jackie Mc Guinness said...

I love morning glories but never had much success with this.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

I love the look of the area you cleared and replanted. It looks so tidy! Your morning glory blooms are lovely. Thanks for the close-ups!
My Saturday Snapshot features flowers today too.

Sue Jackson said...

Lovely flowers! You did a nice job with the gardens!


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Roz . Russell said...

It looks lovely but gardening is hard work, we are getting to the age where we are making our garden more age friendly as we are finding it harder each year and kneeling is no longer an option, enjoy summer

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