Thursday, August 11, 2011
IN THE GARDEN
Let's take a peek at what's happening in the garden this week!
I said I was going to do it, and by golly I did it.
I dug up the poison ivy, and it's in the yard waste can. Now I want to burn that can, and throw away my shoes because the tip of one leaf touched the tip of my shoe. Can you say paranoid?
The Morning Glories are blooming very sporadically, but they sure are pretty when they do. I love that star shape in the center!
A little corner of the Secret Garden, with Black-Eyed Susans, Phlox, and two kinds of Hydrangeas blooming. That armillary sundial is very special to me because it was my late father-in-law's. I kind of wish I had left it it's original gold color, but I think the blue looks good next to the pink shrooms.
The pink lilies are still blooming. I used to be very good about keeping the tags from every single thing that I planted, but I guess I stopped because the tags were taking over the potting shed! So I can't tell you what variety of lily this is. Only that it's pink!
Pink Monarda, or Bee Balm. I still think this stuff looks like fireworks.
And this Liatris looks like 4th of July sparklers!
We've finally, mercifully gotten a break from the heat. It's been positively beautiful the last few days, just perfect for a picnic in the garden! I can have my breakfast on the back porch every morning once again, which is my favorite way to start the day! Do you start your mornings in the garden?