The hey-day of the year
With robes that gleam with sunny sheen
Sweet August doth appear."
~R. Combe Miller
Summer's passing quickly. I can't believe August is upon us, can you? I'm contributing to Mosaic and Metamorphosis Monday sharing with you the natural metamorphosis in our gardens from April planting time to mature August.
This was our patio/pergola in April. We had just freshly stained our pergola and planted our flowers. If you would like to see that transformation, click here and here.
Here it is today. Notice how the Wisteria has grown! We planted it five years ago and this year it is barely covering our pergola to provide us shade at last. Oops, there's hubby reading the morning paper.
And this is where it all began in April with a little sweat and hard work and a lot of God's blessings - rain and sunshine!
Here's one of our planters at the end of the pergola freshly planted in April.
And here are our lush planters in August. I also persuaded hubby to secure a hanger to the post to hang one of my watering cans. It just took him 3 months. ;=) Isn't it odd how the smallest of jobs take the longest?
Freshly planted sweet potato vines. Aren't they puny?!
But not anymore!
Will this pretty little mandevilla ever make it to the lattice work??
I'll say she did!!
Here's the view from our water fountain in April - kind of bare.
But in August, the black-eyed Susan's peek out from behind it.
And in April, a mockingbird laid her eggs in our rose trellis.
And raised them till they were old enough to fly away.
So in August, we're left with an empty nest. :=(
In April, I transplanted some ground cover from other parts of the garden to this vintage container. I wasn't sure whether it would catch on or not.
Lookie here! It's growing like crazy. Well, thanks so much for visiting with me. Hope you enjoyed an August tour through the garden. You know in a blink of an eye it will be Autumn and all this will be gone until we do it again next year, Lord willing. Check out the other party goers at Mary's little Red House and Susan's Between Naps on the Porch. She may be taking a nap on her gorgeous porch, but just give her a click and she'll wake up for you. Thanks Mary and Susan for a wonderful party!!