A few random photos from my garden this week. Random because I am much too tired and hot to put together any sort of theme or pattern. I did a 3 hour newborn photo session this morning and I am worn out! She got a little fussy in the middle of the session, so I took some visiting relatives out to the lake for some family shots. It was crazy hot and crazy sunny. So, I use all of that as a feeble excuse for my totally random garden photos. On a lighter note, we got an inch and a half of rain yesterday!!! That is probably more rain than we've gotten all month. I had already set the sprinklers out to be turned on this morning, but they weren't needed! Above is my fennel all gone to seed.
I used to have purple coneflowers all over my flower beds. Unfortunately their leaves look almost identical to a weed that I also have all over my flower bed, so oops. Now, all I have is this one lone cheater that came up in the back yard.
My two favorite flowering shrubs. The Rose of Sharon's are at their peak with their delicate double pink blossoms. The Oak Leaf hydrangeas are really struggling in this heat with no rain. They have such huge leaves, they need lots of moisture. Every day I find them wilted. Their flowers lasted the shortest time ever!
Mr. Garden Bunny doesn't seem to be doing anything about the invasive creeping myrtle that is covering our fence. I think he feels that if I'm not going to do anything, he's certainly not going to do anything.
Last is myQuicksilver Artemesia from Proven Winners. I tried to show how spectacular it is in the evening light, it just glows. But it's kind of hard to capture with the camera.