WELL, DESPITE MY PROTESTS, which included foot-stomping, copious whining fits and episodes of outright denial, I was unable to keep the curtain from closing on August. I know many of you are welcoming the cooler days of September and its subtle hints of autumn but not me.
Fortunately the garden has many late-summer beauties to keep me smiling.
|The Asters are making quite a scene right now.|
|Usually my Feverfew flowers are done but this little bunch surprised me.|
|Rosa 'Jacques Cartier' has been blooming all summer and still has buds.|
And he's very fragrant!
|I've been taking bouquets to work. Here is one from a few weeks ago.|
Roses, Honeysuckle, Butterfly Bush and Phlox smell wonderful.
|On a recent Drive-By, I was surprised to see a white-flowered Wisteria blooming this time of year.|
|Also, although the grounds look sad, this Clerodendrum (Harlequin Glory Bower) tree is amazing. |
One of the nicest I've seen.
|Here are the fragrant flowers of the Clerodendrum. |
On the right you can see one of the forming blue seed pod balls.
|A few days ago I found a few hiding clumps of Cyclamen hederifolium.|
|Anemone 'Pamina' I love these flowers.|
|This little Dahlia blooms non-stop.|
|Gaura is such a happy plant and drought-tolerant too.|
|And finally, speaking of pink, I saw this gaggle of flamingos on a recent drive-by. Fun!|