|The GOOD: Our Front Yard: (10/3/16)|
We are watering what we can (and our front yard truly isn't bad at all)... George keeps the roses watered --so they are fine. The front yard grass and plants are okay since they do get some water. The biggest problems are the BIG shade trees, shrubs --such as our Rhododendrons, Azaleas, and Forsythia, and grass--everything except the front yard.... Even the English Ivy (which usually does fine in dry conditions) is struggling in sunny areas of our yard. AND---if you want to laugh, even the WEEDS (which usually thrive in ALL conditions) are struggling!!!! ha
But---it's not all DOOM and GLOOM... There's a lot to be thankful for. I'm thankful today that the weather is now a little cooler --which helps tremendously... AND--I'm thankful that we DO have the extra money to water the yard as much as possible... I'm thankful that we are not in a hurricane zone --since I feel so sorry for people who lost lives and whose property was damaged due to another Mother Nature situation...Prayers for all of them.... After seeing what has happened on the East Coast, I have no right to be complaining about this! I tell myself this over and over.
Today---I put together a post so that you could see our yard in October... Hope you enjoy the pictures.... Click on them for enlargements.
|The Not-So-BAD: We do have a little color on some of the trees... Hope we get lots more color --and have a pretty FALL here. (10/7/16)|
|The GOOD: Cantana IRIS (10/3/16); We love having our Re-blooming Irises bloom in the Fall. We don't have too many so far this Fall --but what we have are pretty.|
|The UGLY: This is our lower side yard.... The Periwinkle has done okay through the drought, but the GRASS has not. Hopefully, the grass will come back when the rains come back!!!! (10/7/16)|
|The GOOD: ALL of our Beautiful ROSES; This one is St. Patrick's Day... SO pretty!!!! (10/3/16)|
|The Not-So-BAD: Our pretty VINCA; George built me a small flowerbed in front of the big Rose Bed--and the Vinca (and our Pansies in Spring) have enjoyed this area. (10/2/16)|
|The GOOD: A new Iris in our yard this year --and it has bloomed a lot this FALL. Its name is "My Friend Jonathan"... (10/3/16)|
|The Not-So-BAD: Our Autumn Joy SEDUM has been GREAT for several months. It started out almost white in color, then changed pink, and is now a rusty/red.... (10/2/16)|
|The UGLY: Our beautiful back yard!!!!!! YIPES... (10/7/16)|
Blessings to all of you.