Sunday, August 17, 2014

Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day - August 2014

This is a belated post but when you have company from out of town staying with you for a week, blog posts don't get written on time.

The garden is at once both vibrant and on its way out for the summer. The Pharm continues to produce tomatoes and the butternut squash vine has taken over every spare inch of space. The allée is more alive a year into its existence than I could have ever thought possible. And the back yard continues to be subtle but reliable. The weather has been cool and hardly humid which is really rare 'round these parts. I feel like I ought to take advantage of it and weed or something but it's too nice to do anything but just sit, sip some coffee, and stare at the flowers.

The Pharm

Zinnias, marigolds, and Rudbeckia complement the vegetable plants

Butternut squash growing on top of Sedum 'Autumn Joy'

Rudbeckia and Russian sage

Echinacea purpurea starting to fade

The allée

Echinacea, Hibiscus and Phlox 'Blue Paradise'

Rudbeckia and Phlox 'Blue Paradise' (which looks purple!)

Agastache 'Golden Jubilee' and Joe-Pye Weed 'Phantom'. The bees lurve it here.

More Rudbeckia, Phlox 'Blue Paradise', and zinnia. I love this color combo.

Looking from front to back

Looking from back to front

The back yard

Oh hey. More Echinacea (including 'White Swan), Rudbeckia, and Phlox 'Blue Paradise'.

A vignette of potted plants and Barbara the lime tree outside my back door.

Wide shot from the side

From the back to the front

That wraps up August. Thanks, as always, to May Dreams for hosting another Bloom Day.


  1. The allee looks amazing. You have done so much in a year, and everything looks settled in & thriving :) I love all of your black eye'd susans and coneflowers :)

    Happy Gardening!!


    1. Thank you! I can't believe how much is going on in that area.

  2. It looks great! Very kind of 'Autumn Joy' to support your squash. :o) I love that you named your tree Barbara. It looks like a Barbara.

    1. It's nice to see the edibles and the ornamentals getting along and living in harmony. Now if only Barbara would earn her keep and produce an actual lime!