To those of you in the U.S. and Canada, happy Labor Day! To those of you in other countries, I’m curious, do you have a similar holiday? Apparently the purpose of Labor Day is to celebrate the achievements of workers. Well, count me in! Not only do I have today off work at the day job, but I’ve taken the entire week off to work at home. I’ve got that sale coming up and lots of projects to finish up before then!
We had a beautiful sunny morning yesterday and I was up early (a bonus to getting older) so I decided to take my camera on a late summer walkabout of my gardens.
This is the time of year when my gardens start to look pretty darn unruly. I have given up on trying to keep things under control. After all, it’s all going to die in another month or so.
That being said, everything has grown like gangbusters this year. Especially that caladium in the middle of my window box. I’ve never had caladium get quite that tall.
The metal molding that I used on the front of the window box gets a little rustier every year (to see how it looked two years ago, check out this post).
I’ve managed to escape getting any hail damage this year, plus we had plenty of rain so I believe I only had to get the sprinkler out one time this summer.
The fairy garden is lush and full this year as well.
And I’ve already mentioned that my hydrangeas have all become monsters this season.
Look at who I caught hiding out in the hydrangea by my photo cottage.
I must have some sort of colony of these tiny little green tree frogs in my gardens. I mistakenly brought one in the house on some cut flowers earlier this summer. He leaped from the flowers to my paper towel holder and completely freaked me out. Luckily it was easy enough to catch him and take him back outside where he belonged.
This time of year I’m always torn between wishing summer would never end and being glad to be done with gardening chores. How about you? Looking forward to fall? Or trying to eke out the last remaining drops of summer?