August garden update

Although the heat has given no let up, it is definitely beginning to feel like we’re on the far side of summer.

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The blackberries are ripening. I get a handful or more every day, and it’s looking like I’ll have enough to make blackberry jam this year.

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The Sedums and Stonecrops are starring to bloom – a sure sign of late summer. This one is one of my new ones and it’s giving the front garden a lovely touch of bright pink.

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The roses are starting to bloom again. They always seem to take a bit of a break mid summer then come back mid-August and show off until mid-fall. This beauty is, of couse, my wonderful Blue Girl.

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I mentioned before that I’d need to bring my Burgundy Shamrock in for the winter. I found this pretty little planter at a local florist. It should keep it nice and safe inside.

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My Toadlilies have also started to bloom.  In the past, they’ve always bloomed in September, but this is a new one, so maybe it blooms earlier. Either way, I love these little guys.

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Of all the sunflower seeds I planted this year, I only got one to grow. (Other than my surprise Sunflower). This is a dwarf sunflower, it’s only about two feet tall. But there’s one problem… It was suppose to be crimson… not yellow. But oh well… it’s still cheery.

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The grocery stores have started putting out their Mums, and I couldn’t resist bringing this one home. There’s just something about the combination of pink and yellow that makes me smile!

 

 

8 thoughts on “August garden update

  1. That mum color is so pretty. I’ve started to think of what I should put in the planters for fall. MUMS are a definite. But, what color??????

    Oh such a great dilemma to have! LOL

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  2. Mums remind me of back to school….mixed emotions even as a grown up!!
    Your flowers have flourished overall! I am overjoyed to have kept Zach’s very large cactus plants alive while he was in MExico for two years. Oh the pressure. I swear. Somehow in my wintered over geranium, a squash is growing. It is the oddest thing. We’ll see how far it gets. It has a blossom….What a kick!

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