This week my Turtle Heads, Butterfly Bush and Garlic Chives bloomed, the gourds are growing larger and the Hydrangeas continue to add beauty to my oasis.
A week of extremely hot weather including several soaking rainstorms sent my garden into overdrive. Multiple varieties of lilies, my first hydrangea and black-eyed Susan blossoms and every variety of hostas sent up their blooms. This gallery represents a stroll through my garden today.
At last my first Morning Glories of 2019 have appeared. In years past Morning Glories overtook my herb garden and naturally dropped thousands of their seeds. This summer as a pre-emptive maneuver I carefully pulled up the little ones as they started emerging and relocated them in other flower beds. A surprise was that a number of last year’s seeds dropped into neighboring pots and are coming up as “volunteers”. An unplanned siege by a maniacal woodchuck has limited the number surviving close to the ground as apparently they are delicious…don’t get me started.
I’ve also included other favorite photos from around the garden – moss roses, clematis and my pink lilies are adding to the beauty this week.
The garden continues to evolve, flowers on the way in….and on the way out.
After seemingly endless rain we’ve had two gorgeous, sunny days and my garden is responding with enthusiasm.
This week even more beautiful iris in bloom.
Even as August ends, my garden continues to bloom. While enjoying a glass of wine last evening in my oasis I grabbed my iPhone to capture the beauty….