Each morning I take a walk in the garden with the expectation that it might be the last morning that I will see anything blooming. After all, we are well into the “dog days of summer” when the heat and drought are ravaging gardens across the country. However, each morning I am blessed by some little flower that is doing its best to survive. There are petunias blooming here and there. The morning glories are glorious. The cannas are showing their colors even though they only last until the heat of the early afternoon. The echinaceas are in various stages of bloom and seed. Even the hibiscus, long since gone to seed, managed to put forth a new bloom. And the Rudbekias and sunflowers are actually flourishing in the heat!
So I find myself grateful for a garden that has managed without a lot of my help this summer. I have not been a good gardener this year, due to several factors. But I have big plans for this fall. I have decided to take a risk and move several young plants that are clearly not happy in their current locations. I am going to plant more seeds this fall rather than wait until the spring. And I have made mental note of the perennials that have done well and multiplied to the point of needing more space. I will relocate some of them to other areas where they are needed.
My motivation to garden may ebb and flow, but nothing ever tempts me to give up digging in the dirt!
I hope your day is blessed with flowers!