It's been a beautiful summer for the most part here in Michigan.
Sunny skies, warm days, and plenty of rain have my flowers looking happy!
Well, the weeds too, but they don't make me happy, haha!
My purple coneflower are the prettiest they've been in years. I've been picking bouquet after bouquet of them. I used to cut them back in the fall, but I found that if I leave them standing, the birds enjoy dining in their seeds all winter long. And as a bonus, I end up with more flowers the next year!
I also really love my black eyed Susans. They are so cheery, and have been blooming their hearts out!
As you can see, this large bed is a bit on the wild side, but that's how I like it! Not too groomed, just full and lush.
Wait, what do we have here.................?
Looks like "someone" has been busy munching on my hostas!
I have tons of hostas in our yard, and I had forgotten to reapply the deer repellant. It is all natural and doesn't hurt the animals. It really works, but it smells to high heaven!!
(think "rotten eggs". ugh!!!)
My zinnias are so pretty, and are blooming a bit earlier than normal.
I saved their seeds from last year, along with my cosmos and marigold seeds.
I wish you could see how large this lovely orange one is. Believe it or not, it's much bigger than the palm of my hand!
Another large hosta bed, along with more black eyed Susans.
The black eyed Susans are so hardy, they tend to crowd everything else out!
A little birdie "planted" this sunflower!
Cheery and tall orange cosmos. I've saved these seeds for the past several years.
You can't beat free flowers!
What's blooming in your garden?