It's been interesting trying to find the right plants for the right areas. And finding plants the deer won't eat. And finding plants that will survive with the minimal care I offer them.
Everything was going pretty awesome until this year. A super hot and dry June led to a long summer which led to a lot of my plants either dying or looking pretty harsh. My mums that were so beautiful a couple summers ago look like crap this year. My forsythia gave one last gasp, dropped all its leaves in July and died. My lilac bush is pathetic. Everything I planted in the new sun bed either died or is on its way there. (Except the marigolds. Thank goodness for marigolds.)
But I have a gardening bug. Fall is the time for planting and pruning. It's the time for separating the iris bulbs again. (Those are motoring right along, despite the weird weather.) Next year, the gardens may be back to their former glory. Or they won't. Time will tell.
What about you? Do you like gardening? Landscaping? Do you do it yourself or have someone come in and do it for you?