I wanted to get pictures of the garden changing throughout the summer, but what with 2 weddings to prepare for and various other activities I wasn't as thorough as I had hoped.
However, I did manage to do pictures both in July and August and I can compare them here:
Tomatoes in July
Tomatoes in August
You can even see the scarring on the poor delicious things from our hail storm!
The birdbath bed in July
You can just see the birdbath from this angle.
My favorite flowers in this bed this year were the Foxgloves here by the yellow wasp trap.
View from the other side in August after an entire month of drought and then finally some rain.
if you are the discerning type you will notice the milk weeds on the left. Yes I let them grow in my flower beds if they so choose. And the Monarchs love me!
My hanging strawberry plant in July
Still looking good in August!
My big pot of gorgeousness in July. I love the yellow Begonia in there with the pretty pink and purple Petunias.
In August the Petunias have taken over, aided by the sweet potato vine.
the poor Begonia has gone into hiding.
A little hanging basket of trailing vines
I love all the different greens, but I did throw a couple of volunteer Jumping Jacks in there to add a bit of color
Still jumping away!
more hail scars here too!
July porch plants
August porch plants
yes, rearranged but you can figure them out!
Breakfast on the porch in July
I must do breakfast on the porch this month!
or perhaps some gratuitous bridal shower pictures of eating on the porch in August?
or I could make myself a salad with my tasty August cucumbers
and my yummy August tomatoes