|The cone flowers are starting to fade now. I put some fencing around them with netting over the top while they were growing because the deer took a liking to them. But once they flowered the deer seemed to leave them alone|
|The zinnias are finally full of blooms. I really don't like the varieties I planted this year. They are not strong bloomers and the colors aren't as varied.|
|For the first time in years I planted dwarf sunflowers. They did not do well. Only a few grew, and even though I fenced and netted them for a while, the deer finally got to them.|
|This is the first time I planted strawberry lemonade zinnias. They did not turn out as colorful as I thought they would.|
|This is one of my latest blooming hostas in a dark corner of the back yard.|
|This miniature rose bush my husband gave me on Valentines Day continues to grow and bloom, and I have not done a thing to it. It seems very hardy.|
|These petunias in the back yard garden are just starting to fade and die back a little.|
So many seeds I planted did not seem to do well this year. I don't know whether it was the cool spells we had in May and June, or the seeds themselves. For the first time this year I planted gomphrena from seed, and not one of them came up. Seems I've had a lot of gardening disappointments this summer. But I am looking forward to all the fall perennials that will be blooming soon.