Some of my pretty flowers had died or were simply not doing so well, so I went to the local flower shop and got some new ones to spruce up my front porch flowers. Notice that our lawn has dried out to its summer tan, and it will stay that way until the rains return. Fortunately, the grass is not dead, just dormant. On the plus side, it doesn't need to be mowed.
This plant has needed nothing from me; it just keeps getting more beautiful. It's hard for me to remember that those pretty fuschia-colored petunias were just a small little plant when they went in, with just two tiny flowers. And now look at them! Just beautiful.
The plants on the left are just purchased. It was filled before with pansies, but they began to die and wilt, so I pulled them out and filled it with petunias and that pretty silver plant (the name of which I've forgotten). I'm looking forward to seeing how it fills out as the days and weeks of summer moves ahead. It gives me such pleasure to sit outside and feast on my pretty plants. Enjoy!