Welcome to JOYFUL REFLECTIONS. Also welcome to JULY!!!! Our Lilies are blooming now... So gorgeous!!! Here is one of my many favorites! Meet DIZZY.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Our Yard in Mid-Summer

Here in Tennessee, we have had a very hot and dry summer this year. George has worked very hard watering the Roses to keep them alive. Other things were beginning to look brown and tired... However, we had a wonderful 2.3 inch rain on Wednesday. The yard loved that rain --and things began to 'green up' after getting some water.

SO--on Friday, I got outside and took a few pictures to share. Above is our new 'road' flowerbed. The Roses LOVE that bed since that area gets so much sunshine. We hope the Irises in that bed will bloom again this Fall since they are re-bloomers. Below are more pictures.

I couldn't help but take a 'sky' picture since, even though it was still very hot, the humidity was lower, and we didn't have as much haze as we usually have...

Aren't these Vincas pretty??? I love the color... We planted several of these in our three small round flowerbeds last week. The Lilies and the Daffodils are both gone from those beds --and our Pansies (which we planted last Fall) are dying out. SO--we wanted some color in those beds to last 'til late Fall when we will plant some new Pansies.

This is the upper front side of our yard. There obviously is alot of green in this area right now. If you were walking in our yard, you would see some English Ivy, Periwinkle, Hostas and Autumn Joy Sedum... (The American Irises and the Daffodils are gone for this year.) The Sedum will bloom and give that area some color IF we could keep the deer from nibbling them!!!!! Grrrrrrr!

This is the lower side of the front yard. You can see the Clematis on the right. We have Container Roses along both sides of the driveway. Our bench (to the right of the picture) is perfect for relaxing when it isn't SO hot!!!!! I need to spend some time out there now that we have quite a few hummingbirds coming to the feeders.

This beautiful Rose bush is named SOUTHERN BELLE. George says that this one is named after me!!! Ha---I'm definitely southern, but more of a cowbell than a tinkly bell....Tee Hee!!!!!

Hope you enjoyed seeing our front yard in AUGUST....

How do you like my new August blog look???? Makes me want to go to the beach NOW!!!!

Have a great Monday!!!!!