Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Late Summer Color in our Yard--2011
However, if you could see the yard, you would think that it's the middle of October --with one exception: the extreme heat we had recently. Because of the drought, the leaves on the big shade trees have turned brown and are falling.. Our ground is covered with them!!!! Crazy ---since it is only September. BUT---lucky for us---that extreme heat has now gone (as of this week) --and I hope it stays away until next Summer. I am ready for some Fall temperatures....
Today I'll share some of the blooms in our yard now (with the exception of our gorgeous Roses which I talked about last week). We have REBLOOMING IRISES ---and have enjoyed them so much, especially this time of year.
This Iris and the one above is named CANTINA.
I love the colors in this Iris... Her name is BLATANT. Thanks to George for working hard to keep all of these little beauties alive in this summer heat. We both keep things watered --as much as possible!
Hope you have a wonderful day!!!!! AND---thanks be to God for the rain and milder temperatures... We have had 5+ inches of rain so far with more to come!!!! But--some areas around us are having much flooding...We are grateful for the rain --but I hate to hear about the flooding.
The other good news is that it is MUCH cooler here now. It was so damp and cool last night (in the 50's) that we had a fire in the fireplace... I LOVED it!!!!!