Wednesday, June 29, 2016


My garden has sure taken a hit this spring and summer.  With the drought and extremely high temperatures has really taken a toll on my garden.

I have been sick with numerous aliments,  torn muscles in my hip, could hardly walk, then I over did in the garden and did something to my right shoulder.  When the Dr was giving me my steroid shot, she said oh my gosh you have shingles.  I nearly fell off the table with that comment.  I had my shot for shingles and she said you can still get it, but it won't be bad.  Well my shoulder hurt so bad I didn't even feel the shingles.  Finally I was feeling pretty good and then BAM..... I have COPD and didn't I go into a really bad spell - asthma and bronchitis along with COPD.  Well with the extreme heat, I had to stay in doors and my poor garden looks terrible.  I felt worse for the garden then I did for my self.  Well after 2/1/2 weeks, I think I am on the mend.  But I am afraid that my gardening will be limited.

Here goes some of my photo's of my gardens......

This beautiful Sunflower came up in my Bird of Paradise plant. There must have been over 50 Sunflowers on this plant.  This was a complimentary plant from the birds.  I had 10 Sunflower plants come up and they were stunning.

Just a few of my Sunflowers - the birds had a wonderful time eating the seeds from them.

This is a new Red Foxglove - the color is so pretty

I was able to save this hanging plant.

Excuse the hose, but I love sitting here on the patio.  I found these really cute pillows at Walmart for only $5.00 each and they are Sunbrella fabric.

My complimentary Hollyhocks

Some beautiful glads from Trader Joe's.  They were so tall and lasted for over a week.

One of my garden helpers - where's Waldo?

I'm watching the front door, Mom......

My hydrangeas burned so badly and they looked terrible.  I was so disappointed, as I wait all year for them to bloom.

My Chicago Peace rose.

Well that is my drought garden.  I must say that I was so disappointed, but we can't help Mother Nature, as she is going to do what she wants.  At least we don't have fires or flooding in my area.
My heart goes out to all of the bloggers that experienced disasters.

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