I thoroughly enjoy the cheery faces of the bright cosmos blooms as I glance out the door, especially with the morning sun shining through their petals.
A basket with this lovely pink ivy geranium is suspended from a plant hanger at the end of the garden.
They're annuals, but sew themselves freely, so all I have to do is thin them a little and move some to other gardens in the spring.
The mix of pinks is really lovely, with an occasionally white showing up.
And there's that pretty yellow eye.
It's amazing really, that they survive at all, because the kittens think of this garden as a wonderful jungle to play in. Here's Abigail emerging from the jungle :) She's one of Zoey's kittens.
The kittens were having a wonderful time playing on the back patio this particular morning, and when I crouched down to take this photo of Annabelle and Abby....
....Toby climbed onto my back!
He has a bad habit of doing that.
So of course, I pointed my camera at him and clicked :) Bratty cat!
Looking further out, over by the shed is another garden. The diesel fuel tank used to sit in this spot and there were a few flowers planted in the corner by it.
Last fall we extended this garden and added some other plants, including 5 roses we bought on sale.
Sadly, only two of the roses survived, even with careful winter care.
This pretty Anthony Waterer spirea is another one of the plants we bought on sale last fall, at the same time as the roses. It grew well and had beautiful pink blooms in June.
In yet another garden......but notice I'm still thinking pink....this veronica has been blooming since mid-July. I love a plant that just keeps on blooming!
And then there's the collinsia bicolor, planted in a mix in the vege garden. It's finally winding down now, but has also bloomed since early July. This photo was taken on July 14th. The blue delphinium is just reblooming now.
Here's a close-up of the collinsia (Chinese Houses) for Snappy, who posted pictures of what I believe is the same flower. When we investigated our mystery flowers, we came up with 2 different names. His was called Monarda Lombada, but they look just the same to me. So, it still seems to be a bit of a mystery.......
Would you believe it's been raining here again most of the day? And now we're having some more heavy showers! Soggy, soggy, soggy....argh! I wonder if I'll ever catch up with the weeds and the edges before the cold weather sets in!