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Late Summer time Blooms, Greens, and Rain

My late summer season cottage backyard is a riot of blooms which can be busy with pollinators. Froggy Pond is filled with water lilies and dragon flies. The verdant Serenity Backyard calms with its lovely hydrangeas and fairly hosta flowers. I do not need to take into consideration all this loveliness coming to an finish, however the indicators are there with the prevalence of die-back requiring plenty of deadheading. Hastening the method of decline are the frequent heavy rains. I hate to maintain complaining concerning the climate. I awoke this morning, nevertheless, with a sense of dread that Hurricane Henri might attain far sufficient inland to wreck my backyard. It was pouring after I stepped out onto the porch. The rain backyard is full and overflowing however I am glad to say that, though it has rained all day, we aren’t getting sturdy winds. They don’t seem to be so fortunate in New England. I pray for all these within the path of the storm.

Rain from Hurricane Henri soaking my backyard.

Yesterday I took photos of what’s blooming now. I do know you may have seen so many photos of those identical vegetation so I’ve tried to incorporate one thing new to my backyard in every collage.

I labelled the flowers clockwise from the highest left image in every set

Fairly, purple zinnia / lobelia within the rain backyard/ pole beans / the tuberous begonia simply will get greater and greater

Hydrangea ‘Limelight’ / coneflower (Echinacea Purpurea Confections™ ‘Milkshake’) /  white turtle head Chelone glabra with blooms tinged with lavender
Shock lily – I had just one  this yr / Cannot resist exhibiting the lavender once more – Look how way more it has grown! / Nice blue Lobelia / Obedient plant
The reblooming daylily flowers when all of the others are completed / will Henri destroy the petunias within the hanging basket? / Rudbeckia black-eyed Susan / tall black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia maxima)

A pleasant, color-coordinated combination of yellow, white, and purple — Coreopsis and Lilium

There was a lull within the rain earlier, so I rushed outdoors to select some flowers. They will provide you with one other thought of what’s blooming now.

Hydrangea ‘Pinkie Winkie & ‘Limelight’, zinnia, cosmos, obedience, yarrow ‘The pearl’, and shasta daisy
I am utilizing the vase on the underside proper for the primary time. It’s one other of Duane’s nice thrift-store finds

Lastly, the Kitchen Backyard gave me a pleasant bounty final night:

The primary of the pole beans, purple beets, the primary cherry tomatoes (some are hiding within the image), the final of the cucumbers, and a few beautiful carrots. 

I do not actually want that the gardening season would final for ever as a result of, I’ve to confess, I get a bit drained. And I’ve to preserve some power for a significant fall project– creating the meadow backyard that I discussed earlier this yr. I am a glutton for punishment.

Keep protected, pricey gardening buddies!


Pamela x

The final hosta to bloom this yr

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