This mallow hibiscus ( I believe it's called) has this one decent flower on it. I pulled the other ones off riddled with holes from the beetles. This plant has followed me to two homes in 20 years. Hardy plant.
I don't think these can be killed or eaten by anything. Black eyed Susan as I call them is a flower I can count on to come back even more so every year. The Japanese beetles must not find it tasty.
Red Hydrangea. Been moved and shocked so much, I have yet to see it bloom. Maybe next year.
Zinnias starting to bloom on fence line.
So pretty with the specks of red -candy cane zinnia
I finally finished painting my butterfly chair Steve gave us for our anniversary two years ago from Lewis Ginter Botanical gardens. I love this chair but it's going in the garage this year for the winter.
Next year I believe I will plant all squash in pots. This one was planted about a month ago and it's doing well. I think squash does better planted later in this area.
Dad always planted squash in early June.
Shady now, but will be having trees removed soon from this area. Makes it too hot. Pines draw heat and they have to go sooner rather than later. Will plant something else a little prettier and has a dapple shade effect, although there are about 6 dogwoods here in this area already.
Chocolate mint likes the sun room a little more than the intense heat outside. The chocolate flavor definitely comes through with this plant.
Another fella Steve purchased, he cannot pass up these novelties and the grand kids love these as well.
In the office window. The gladiolas put out a few blooms this year.
Black eyed Susan's peeking through the fence.