I wish that I had massive blooms all summer long, but since I live in the desert I have come to appreciate when something, anything is in bloom! Fortunately there is one time of year where I can sit back and enjoy the beauty! Late summer ( I refuse to call it fall) is when I have best displays of color on my property. Since the weather is more tolerable, I use this time to flaunt my flowers and throw garden parties.
The Butterfly Bushes have filled out:
The Russian Sage is in full splendor:
The Rose of Sharon is blooming:
The mums are beginning to open: Speaking of mums, if you are a member of the Home Depot Gardening Club, you should have received a coupon for Buy 2 mums/ Get One Free. I add several mums to my garden each year because they are such hardy perennials. I plant them towards the back of a flower bed and they create a lovely backdrop through out the spring and summer. In the late summer when I pull out the dying flowers, they get to become the stars!
Now, if only the gladiolas will bloom before the first freeze! Is your garden petering out or finally taking off?
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