Late July Garden


It is utterly forbidden to be half-hearted about gardening.  You have got to love your garden whether you like it or not.  ~W.C. Sellar & R.J. Yeatman, Garden Rubbish, 1936

There is plenty not to love in my garden….spent hosta blooms, weeds, a wildness is quite evident this year.  But there is plenty to love, too. Wandering with camera in hand, and a mindset that finds the bolted lettuce plants fascinating,  the lacy leaves of a beetle infested coneflower interesting, and a wild patch of ferns earning the name “the secret garden”….all remind me that I do love my garden.  Its not a perfect child, but it is my child nonetheless……

So lets just ignore the undone chores and take a garden tour:

The ever hungry, but happy goldfish…..

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Love this planting of coleus by the back door 7-25-10 garden 002

And this sun loving coleus just glows….. 7-25-10 garden 005 

Coneflower and mums……

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The everblooming, shade loving plant…seriously it has been blooming since early April…

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I will never tire of Dragonwing Begonias:

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And I love my little bench with the tacky/cute house and gnome living in it…..

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The celosia gone wild……

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It returns every year along with the hosta, blackberries and weeds…..

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My five foot tall spider daylily……

7-25-10 garden 014 And the bolted romaine…..wacky beautiful…..7-25-10 garden 015 7-25-10 garden 016 7-25-10 garden 017 

A carpet of bronze ajuga…..

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Raspberry daylily…..

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And lastly, my coveted secret garden…..only the mosquitoes and I care about it……

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I’m looking forward to a few days of milder weather…..if all goes as planned, my mornings will be spent outside alternating between gardening chores and coffee by the pond. 

7 responses »

  1. After the summer you’ve had, I’m glad you still CARE about your garden!
    It looks beautimous!

    I have admired the coleus by your back door on every visit.

  2. Wow. What do you feed these guys? My garden suffers from malnutrition and serves as deer food. I marvel at your robust vegetation. How lovely. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Glad you are well enough to be wandering in the garden. The hot, sticky weather has caused much garden neglect around here. Hoping this week is better.

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