By all these lovely tokens
September days are here
With summer's best of weather
And Autumns best of cheer.
Helen Hunt Jackson
The summer has flown by! I find it hard to believe Autumn is just around the corner.
In spite of the season winding down and many flowers past, there is still beauty to be found in the gardens.
|Hydrangea is turning a soft pink.|
|What a difference from last year. The bushes are full of huge blossoms.|
|They smell wonderful!|
|Praying Mantis are coming to the garden. I'm a bit concerned because they can even capture and eat Hummingbirds.|
|Stonecrop is starting to bloom. It adds much needed color.|
|Pretty little woodland flower|
|I love this Succulent and can never remember it's name.|
|Faithful Phlox. It's very long blooming.|
|Red Helenium is fading but still very lush.|
|A rescue Foxglove is rewarding me with blooms.|
|Here are two plants that remind me of Fall.....Golden Rod and Joe-Pye-|
|Perennial Hibiscus is the Queen of the garden right now.|
|Here is a very tall Hibiscus|
|a longer shot of the same plant.|
|Flat-topped Golden Rod|
|The unnamed Succulent with a Hibiscus in the background|
|A Lobelia growing up through the Obedient Plant|
|The Caryopteris is blooming nicely|
|A long shot of the plant.|
|Turtle heads have been very slow growers.|
|This one finally has several buds on different branches|
The month of August brought very cool nights and mostly pleasant days. According to the weather forecast, it will be pleasant like this for a while. It really is my kind of weather. I spent this morning transplanting and planting some new purchases. My mind rearranges the gardens the whole time. I constantly scrutinize and makes plans. Am I the only one who does that?
Right now, my mind is on Mums and Asters....it's a little early to buy them but I'm itchin' to get at them! More color!
Here in the US we are celebrating the end of summer this long weekend with Labor Day festivities.
Today, I'm grateful for my wonderful daughters and their families. How fortunate I am to have them!