The dogwood blossoms are gone. The azaleas are browning.
Sometimes I fear the rogue rhododendron could eventually crowd out the azaleas. I’m very meticulous about the way I ignore care for these beautiful plants. Haven’t pruned, fertilized, or anything else in 24 years. Since I don’t know how to do it properly, I’m afraid an attempt would do more harm than good.
The blossoms, however, are more than adequate.
The last photo shows Jackie Mudpie, as she reclines on “the lawn,” enjoying the sun.