This lovely petite rose bush, Fairy Shrub Rose, has been a staple of my garden for years. Growing huge and sprawling - it's really a ground cover rose. All the rains this year, though have taken it's toll on it. You can see some of the black spot on the leaves in the corner. I've sprayed and sprayed and sprayed, but nothing seems to help. There are only a few blooms on a couple of stalks. If we loose this bush, I will be so sad. The roses are tiny, only about an inch wide, but they form on clusters at the end of the branch, just gorgeous.
My sedum, autumn joy, is reminding me that fall is just around the corner. It's funny that one side of the bush is so much further along than the other. We have a hickory tree in our front yard that has grown huge, and has turned what once was a full sun flower bed into a very much partially shaded bed. So, I am wondering if that is what is influencing the different shading on the sedum.
Speaking of rain. These have started popping up all over the grassy yard!
My black-eyed susans are doing good this year. Spreading, but not becoming too invasive. It might also be that some of them get pulled up when I weed.
The zinnias continue to give me my biggest band for my buck! Under $5 spent and they have bloomed like crazy all summer. The finches and butterflies love them too!