As much as I hate to admit it, my garden is starting to decline. Oh sure, there are lots of plants still looking good and I suppose I should just focus on them. But as I walk my borders, I'm beginning to see yellow leaves and spent stems. Given that it's September now and this is totally normal, I shouldn't let it get to me. But it does. I don't want summer to end.
|This pretty rose, 'Carefree Spirit' is going strong. The bees love this rose as much as I do.|
|The Japanese Anemones are abloom.|
|This one is called 'September Charm' and it is. What do you think, Mary Clark?|
|This one is 'Pamina' from another spot in my garden.|
|This is a new Aster this year for me. 'Monch' is making me happy with its |
clear, light periwinkle-blue blossoms.
|The tiny, red and yellow blossoms on this Nemesia are very fragrant.|
On warm days, I walk out to the scent of floral baby powder. One of the few annuals I can't be without.
|This planter is outdoing itself. The Fuchsia is 'Island Sunset'.|
|These little tassels are adorable. I bought them in May as plugs at Fry Road Nursery.|
|I got the pinky Impatiens on clearance in early July. I love the little two-tone flowers.|
|On one of my nursery treks with my sister earlier this summer, |
I found Clematis herlacifolia. It's just starting to bloom. I love the elegant bells and dark stems.
|This is 'Golden Herald' Fuchsia from Fry Road. I recently planted Sedum oreganum in front of it.|
|Finally, this Dahlia decided to bloom. I really like it though so I guess it was worth the wait.|
I hope you're all enjoying your late-summer gardens.