Happy times in the mid-summer garden

I can’IMG_20190725_130044t 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

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Shed of The Year 2019 and the Dunbar Number; Bees are Back; Jewelled Insects. — thegardenimpressionists

In a blatant bit of promotional activity, I’m asking any readers of this to support “The Hut” in a public vote to find the Cuprinol Shed of The Year 2019. Having decided to enter “The Hut” into this annual national competition back in spring, it was a big surprise to be contacted about a month […]

via Shed of The Year 2019 and the Dunbar Number; Bees are Back; Jewelled Insects. — thegardenimpressionists

The Master Gardeners’ Bookshelf — The Well-Tended Perennial Garden — Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia

Extension Master Gardener Elaine Mills reviews the most recent edition of The Well-Tended Perennial Garden: The Essential Guide to Planting and Pruning Techniques by Tracy DiSabato-Aust.

via The Master Gardeners’ Bookshelf — The Well-Tended Perennial Garden — Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia

Didn’t promised a rose garden — Le Drake Noir

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.

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