After a morning spent praying away the rain, and weather reports of impending thunder storms right around the time of the open house, we were lucky enough to have NO rain. We didn't have to resort to plan B, which was to put everything in the garage.
I had a lot of compliments on the yard from the guests and many were surprised that I was a gardener. One of them even mentioned (without any prompting from me, I might add) that our yard looked better than the neighbor's yard. Hot Diggity! I'm claiming that as a victory in the Turf War !
And now, indulge me. Look at my pictures. Thanks!
Look at those Fox Gloves in the left picture. Aren't they beautiful? They're a biennial so I planted them last year for blooms this year. And on the right, those feathery plants are called Goat's Beard.
Thanks for not mentioning the sparse grass in the picture on the left. These 4 pictures are all from the same area, different angles. I'm trying to be an ar-teest. (Not really, just wanted to get in as many flowers as possible.)
That Rhododendron bush in the corner is not doing so well. Its leaves are turning brown and there are just a few blooms on it.