By this time of year, I am over it as they say. No trips to the nursery for flowers to fill my pots. Long gone are the lush flowers from spring and early summer.
The heat here, even though we have had a mild summer, makes it hard to keep anything newly planted alive if you miss a days watering. So I am content to just putter and clean things up. I still water daily but I start to empty pots and put them away until next year.
I just enjoy the things in my garden that require no attention from me but still look pretty.
I love this old iron bench. I need to paint the wood but I hate to paint the sides as they have such a lovely aged rusty thing going on.
The ivy never dies. It is so happy hugging the base of my fountain. Less time planting and more time just turning the sprinkler on for the kids.