This year has been an exceptionally hot and dry year. I tried to grow a beautiful flower garden and planned on a Victory Garden, but that one never panned out and that's probably for the best. My flowers are not doing all that great, but then a lot of people's flower gardens aren't as spectacular as years before.
This year, I chose purple flowers for the concrete flower baskets in front of The Cottage, and I wanted bright pinks for The Mansion's urn planters and flower bed in front of the house. I don't think I did too bad, and my poor plants are doing their best to show off!