Saturday, August 31, 2013

Farewell to August

As we bid farewell to August I hope you will join me for a late garden tour.  The pond is the show stopper this time of year.


The Black-Eyed Susans have never looked better ...


their warm color will take us into autumn.


Japanese Blood Grass in blades of striking red.


Monarda is blooming behind the pond.  A plant which was given to me years ago.


Both the waterlilies and hyacinths filled the pond.


I'm partial to the pretty purple  :-)


Ornamental Oregano 'Rotkugel' will bloom through October.  The dark purple calyces and pink flowers attract the white skipper butterflies. 


Silver-gray spikes of Russian Sage.


Roses are holding their own; however, I did lose a David Austin this year.


The 'Ruby Spice' Summersweet bush is getting bigger.


A new addition to the garden was Malva alcea Fastigiata.  I'm going to let the plants reseed and intertwine with the Feverfew.


Monarda 'Grand Marshall' is my favorite.  The flowers look like little fireworks!


As I go through some transitions in my life I know there will be some bumps along the way.   I will continue to blog and want to thank each of you for continuing to visit me and for your wonderful comments and support.

When one door closes another opens and I don't want to miss what could be waiting for me.  Blessings to you! 
 

14 comments:

MiamiKel said...

So very beautiful and serene, my friend. I cannot believe how fast this year has flown by!

Bernideen said...

Your garden is lovely!!!!

eileeninmd said...

Your pond and flowers are beautiful. Lovely images. Have a happy Labor day weekend!

Terry said...

You're surrounded by such beauty! I love those water lilies. They're so pretty. You're right about new opportunities. Without bumps in our lives, I doubt we'd appreciate the good times. Enjoy the long weekend!

janice15 said...

Lovely Garden..wished mine had been so lovely.. had a hard time this year.. nice to see your lovely flowers..Happy Sunday with love Janice

Suzanne W said...

Your garden is lovely. The colours are stunning.

The only thing that seems to be growing here after our dreadful summer is crabgrass :D

Cynthia said...

Such great pictures of the garden. I must admit I am so ready for the fall!!

Cynthia

Sylvia said...

Your garden is so beautiful,Donna. Thanks for sharing it with us today.

Hannapat said...

I love these images of your beautiful garden, I always want to loose myself in it! Happy week to you lovely Donna xoxo

Maria said...

Oh mine, these are lovely compositions! What a gorgeous garden!

Karen Frost said...

Beautiful garden, Donna and a lovely way to end the summer. Wishing you a lovely holiday weekend. Hugs xo

Katz Tales said...

I love your garden. You have really green thumbs!

Rosemary said...

Lush garden for the end of the season

Athena at Minervas Garden said...

Your garden is beautiful, Donna--I love the Japanese blood grass especially.

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