I have a hopeless garden out in front of the patio. It was a miserable failure this past summer. Years ago it was a Daylily Garden and then believe it or not one year they froze out.
This was it on its best day this summer. PATHETIC The bird feeders hang directly above this garden.
The last day of August it should have looked better than this. I know I have lots of junk in there…solar lights are my weakness. I love seeing all the lights at night. This garden did not lack for water or fertilizer. The Pansies are the only flowers that looked good and the
tree rats cute little squirrels ate some of them.
I have slowly moved a few decorations out. Yesterday after a shopping trip for a few more solar lights I cleaned and repaired the ones that worked and cleaned up this garden for winter. Most of the lights will get covered with snow but sunny days the snow will melt and the lights will shine again.
Next year I may change my flower shopping list to : Impatiens, Coleus and Pansies.
If I couldn’t control my OCD this garden would have the same kind of solar lights evenly spaced…instead it is just a mishmash of lights styles and colors placed haphazardly throughout….perhaps I should call it a colorful patchwork!
I have enough solar lights purchased for next spring…hard to pass up a sale. For now I tucked them and extra parts that are still good in a file cabinet in my garage.
I could not bring myself to uproot the Pansies. They will bloom a few more days until a really hard frost.