Sunday, August 4, 2013

Seen in the Garden This Week

Just as last year was extreme in that we needed rain in the worst way because of one of the worst droughts we've ever had, this year is odd too.  Rarely do we have green grass in August and normally the garden is starting to look tired.  It's right about now that I usually start longing for fall and thoughts of ripping things out of the garden creep in.

But the garden doesn't look bad at all, thanks to an abundance of rain and cooler temperatures. The flowers are brighter, bigger, and they last longer. It's actually fun to walk through the garden and have a look at what's going on out there...

Michigan lily (Lilium michiganense)

Surdiva® Scaevola 'Light Blue'

Heucherella sp.

Water hyacinth foliage (Eichornia crassipes)

Hosta 'Bright Lights'

Brunnera macrophylla 'Silver Heart'


Hydrangea paniculata 'Limelight'

Vitex 'Mars'

Rudbeckia subtomentosa 'Henry Eilers'

Cucumis melo 'Hale's Best'

Cosmos sulphureus

Acer palmatum 'Emperor I'

Black hollyhock (Alcea rosea  'Nigra')

Gladiolus nanus 'Atom'

Ornamental banana (Musa sp.)

Lilium 'Black Beauty'

Trumpet lily (Lilium regale)

Echinacea purpurea 'PowWow White'

Globe thistle (Echinops ritro)


Lisa at Greenbow said...

I am feeling the same way Kylee. This has been an unusual a good way. Your bloom portfolio is beautiful. Just look at those calaydiums. They are so healthy and big. That tells the story for me.

RobinL said...

Hasn't it been the most perfect Ohio summer? My vegetable garden has gone crazy, and my flowers and lawn are doing fabulous. I don't think I've seen our lawn green in August! I'll try not to get used to it.

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