I can’t believe it’s July 31st, where did the time go?
The gardens have been doing well despite the intense heat and humidity over the last few weeks. It’s now time for the daisies, coneflowers and daylilies to take place as the stars of the garden.
Container plants are also doing well, but the heat has taken its toll on some of the more fragile plants – like gardenias and a heliotrope tree.
The cacti and succulents on the other hand have been practically jumping for joy, begging for more hot, sunny days.
Around the garden
flowering sundial it’s gnomon the coulds
via Nature’s Time — leaf and twig
My garden wouldn’t be complete without an assortment of flowers popping out of an array of planters scattered about.
It’s reassuring and rewarding to walk through the garden and see old friends rising up to greet another season. Hello again my lovelies, I’m so glad to see you!
With one just open and most on the verge of bursting, the peonies are about to put on their show-stopping performance in the 2019 garden! I wait with baded, impatient breath!
The painter Claude Monet has put a huge imprint on the area. Both in Honfleur and the area further along the river Seine. Both with his well-visited garden and artist “spots” in the area. As usual inspired by “Restlessjo” and her “Monday walk” themes.
via Didn’t promised a rose garden — Le Drake Noir
bleeding hearts tambourine the wind allium and iris sing solo notes
via Joyous Cacophony — leaf and twig
Summer’s arrival was met with much garden fanfare. Nothing says summer like lavender, morning glories, hibiscus and lupins.
Hello summer, welcome back!
Not a title I was expecting to write, but I had to share this snippet from one of the nurseries taking part in the RHS Chatsworth Flower Show. This peacock was (metaphorically) strutting its stuff as part of the silver-gilt winning display of elatum delphiniums by Home Farm Plants of Covington.
via Delphinium Peacock — Susan Rushton
do nothing see everything unfold
via Interval — leaf and twig