It's almost August! Summer is sliding by quicker than a six year old on a Slip 'N Slide. It has been a few years since I launched myself onto one of those dangerously watery plastic sheets. I can't count how many years, though I do remember doing it! I did ask Lou to spray me with the water hose the other day. It has been hot and humid, but we have had some pleasant days thrown in now and then to make it bearable. August still to go.
Meanwhile, a quick tour of the garden shows that most non-foliage color comes from lavender and bright pink crepe myrtles, 'Coral' drift roses, and a few flowers such as yarrow and coneflowers. Here are images taken in the front garden:
Yarrow is a perennial that has long-lasting blooms:Hydrangea 'Limelight' positively glows in the midsummer garden:The woodland garden is noticeably cooler than the non-shaded parts of the garden. It is deep green with golden summer lights:
Stromanthe tricolor, a tropical plant I bring inside when winter arrives, and Solomon's Seal are just a couple of the foliage plants in the woodlands looking good right now:
'Waterfall' Japanese maple is a highlight in the woodland garden:
Rabbit keeps an eye on everything:
Finally, I have been seeing lots of dragonflies this year. This one reminds me of an old bi-plane:
Isn't nature grand? Blessings to all of you. Deb