While I’ve very much Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’ regarding my plantings this year, thanks to the weeds and grasses overwhelming my sparse gardening schedule, I still went out on Bloom Day (with the Good Camera, no less) and documented what’s currently in bloom in my borders of benign neglect.
Nearly all the blooms hosted some sort of pollinator.
True to form, even though I moved this white rose earlier this year, she was still the first to bloom in the spring and is likely going to be one of the last to remain in bloom this fall. Dollars to donuts she’ll still be blooming for October Bloom Day.
I forgot I had been going to cut back the Nicotiana and see if it would send up new flower stalks. Probably too late now.
If I’d kept my strawberry patch properly weeded (and kept the surrounding ground cover from usurping its space), I’ll bet I would have gotten a sizable second harvest of strawberries this summer.
As always, many thanks to Carol of May Dreams Gardens for hosting Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day on the 15th of each month. It’s such a help to be able to go back through these couple years of monthly documentation to see how my borders have changed over time.