Thursday, August 16, 2012

Summers Last Hurrah

Hi everyone, I hope you all have had a great summer!  It has been a hot one for sure and my gardens have sure felt it.  The perennials are winding down before the Autumn chill sets in and I can't wait for cooler temps!  I thought I would share a few pictures that I took this morning around the yard.

These are my front gardens. They are two years old and I am hoping next year they will fill in even better. We had quite the problem with Japanese beetles this year eating everything in sight.  We got a few new pieces of yard junque this summer.  Those are frogs sitting under the cement umbrella. I couldn't resist when I saw the set at a local antique shop.

The old rusty stove grate on the front stairs holds herbs.  Hubby has a tiller addiction and we now have 4 in various places around the yard plus birdhouses!

This is a view of the side of the house below. Woops the old red sled is still out in August!  I guess it will stay through the Winter now :)

Below is the side of the garage and outhouse ( shed now). This is where I use my nautical junque. The old rusty funnel on the side of the garage did have a plant in it but the hot sun did it in.

Keep cool and enjoy every day!