This morning I decided to try to snap a picture or two in-between rains. Gustav is still sitting on top of us leaving us dripping. But I will not ever complain about the rain, I've gone through too many hot and dry summers.
I've not posted much about my bird bath bed because it's not something I'm proud of. I just threw a bunch of plants in it as I obtained them. I didn't bother to modify the soil at all and therefore have a terrible drainage problem. Also, when I started the bed I didn't realize how rain water was going to drain off my yard. It seems to congregate on top and all around this bed. So, hence these lovely pictures.
As you can see drainage is so important to beautiful flowers. Needless to say this is very disappointing but not unexpected. Now I do have some plants in this bed that don't mind wet feet such as Acorus, my perennial hibiscus, a couple of black elephant ears and one other water plant that I do not know the name of. But for the rest I am thinking about digging out(that is if any live) and maybe changing this bed into a dry(or wet) rock bed and not planting anything else in it. I don't know, maybe a fall project?