I would be lying if I said all of my flowers are still beautiful! Most of the perennials are done blooming for the season, and some of the annuals are starting to decline.
Today I am going to share annuals that you saw in my earlier posts this season and what they look now.
From the post "Free Junk", a galvanized pail with red impatiens and Grandpa's old knife sharpener setup attached to a board.
How the pail looks today!
From the post "Outdoor This and That 3".
Window box geraniums under attack by cutworm caterpillars.
Window boxes re-planted with Coleus bedding plants about June 20th. Damaged geraniums moved to flower beds.
Here are the coleus today. This was an experiment! I have never grown coleus in these window boxes. Also they were planted pretty late in the season, around June 20th, they never really thrived. Probably won't do this again!
This photo is from the post "Vintage Garden Tools & Toolbox".
Here is the toolbox today. The impatiens has filled out but remained quite small in the small pot.
From the post "Outdoor This and That 2", my mini step ladder and tea kettles with dianthus.
The dianthus today are bigger and still doing well! The cosmos from the before photo are gone. Pulled out. They started blossoming with no petals. Scads of blossoms and no petals. Ugly!
From the post "My Weathered Gray Chair 2012".
This is a flower that is bigger now but not necessarily better.
From the post "The Junk Garden Queen".
The lantana is still blooming nicely and is larger.
From the post "Out Thrifting" came this photo of two bacopa in a roaster lid and thrifty finds!
And today the roaster is sitting in the barrel that held the sickly cosmos!
Not too many weeks of gardening here in Northern Minnesota left, as we can get frost in early September.
I hope you enjoyed my summer outdoor posts.