Summer Flowers !!

Summer Flowers

Summer Flowers

Summer Flowers

Summer Flowers

Hope you are having a wonderful summer!! Here in Central Virginia, we’ve had lots of rain (to make up for last year’s drought). Peaches are coming in faster than you can say “peach cobbler,” and the rain has helped my grass grow nicely.

Our drainfield covers about a quarter of an acre and we planted annual and perennial flower seeds over the drainfield area. We’ve been watching them grow and bloom, attracting many butterflies and bees. Don’t know if poke weed was in the package of flowers (hahaha), but we sure have a good crop of that coming up too. I’ve pulled it up by the bushel and still have a ton of it mixed in with the flowers.

Marigolds and Black Eyed Susans

Marigolds and Black Eyed Susans

There’s a good bit of clay still at the surface after the land was cleared last summer. As a result, we’ve got some barren patches that will need some topsoil before we put down more seeds. I’m thinking clover, chicory, and maybe some buckwheat in the spring. And Queen Anne’s Lace, too… it’s a great companion plant for the chicory.

Summer Flowers

Summer Flowers

The flowers are a nice view from the front porch, where I can sit on the porch swing and take in all the beauty of the summer, the flowers, the birds and the bees !!

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