End of August

Well that was fast. August disappeared just like it always seems to. We had some really hot days and some lovely days. We dad lots of company so we enjoyed the garden many times. The weeds grew, the flowers bloomed, we harvested the veggies. Such are the lazy hazy days.

Hibiscus
Hibiscus after the petals drop
The back fence

You may recall that last fall we “hoicked out” the lilac in front of the fence since it was taking over that area. My thought was to put the dahlias there. I think it was a success.

Dad and Mom’s dahlias

These dahlias are over 60 years old. My Mom and Dad grew them in our garden in Connecticut and my siblings and I have kept the tubers going for eons.

Dahlia close -up

You may also recall that we removed a huge part of the forsythia hedge last fall so that we would have a better view of the meadow from the new porch. I think that was a success too.

The meadow – late August
The view down to the field
Much needed weeding in the front bed – I kind of missed the barrel
Harvest
A visitor
Gentians in the upper garden
Another visitor
Fairies live here

The garden isn’t done yet – soon there will be mums, asters, foliage turning and fall clean-up.

One thought on “End of August

  1. That is pretty excellent that the dahlias have gone on for that long. I got my rhubarb from my great grandfather before I was in kindergarten, in about 1972, but I doubt it was much older than that. I really don’t know. My Iris pallida came fro the garden of my great grandmother, but again, I don’t know how old they are.

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