If you’ve been following this blog religiously (and if you have, I’m terribly sorry) you may remember this flower bed that I planted in early summer:
Well, thanks to an automatic sprinkler system and a few rounds of Miracle Grow, it now looks like this:
(It actually looks a little better in person. My photography skills are kind of sub-par.) For any of you that are novice gardeners, like I am, the above is why people go to the trouble to plant annuals every year. I love perennials too, but you just don’t get the continuous, bountiful color unless you plant a few annuals. And I didn’t plant anything in the above bed that isn’t readily available. I think the key to how well it has filled in is definitely fertilizer and tons of water.
Some other areas of our yard have kind of gone to pot, as the 100+ temperatures for the last several weeks have dissuaded me from doing anything at all out there. But, because of the prettiness of this one bed in the middle of the front, I’ve been getting compliments on the yard almost every day. No one notices your weeds when you have all of this pretty color. I’ll be planting even more annuals next year.