The rain has backed off a bit, but the weeds continue to thrive. (Is there any climate they don't thrive??) I haven't taken 'full garden' pictures - because there hasn't been a time where there aren't weeds in one corner or another! (It's embarrassing to claim to be a 'gardener', while a big chunk of the landscape is riddled with the 'weed de jour'.) I was even temporarily disheartened by all the weeding I've been doing - only to look out the next week to ... more weeds. Then I found out you can burn 350 extra calories and hour - just weeding - and I was cool with the workout.
|...In Training... for "Weed Slaying"!...|
(Thanks to the imagery of Microsoft ClipArt)
|Monarda didyma "Marshall's Delight" (Bee Balm)|
3 perennial plants introduced to the 'Cottage Garden' this year
|Hosta Fortunei flower bloom - either Albomarginata or Francee?|
|The Sunny Faces of Moonbeam Coreopsis |
(there is no such thing as too many)
|I love my 'Crimson Pixie' Asiatic Lily so much, when I found|
this "New Wave" Asiatic Lily yesterday - it was a 'must have'.
|Believe it or not - the Monarda didyma was taken in natural sunlight...|
|Blooming underway on the new Butterfly Bush|
|Alcea Mars ("Magic") Red Hollyhock|
|Rose Mallow ("Fireball" Hibiscus)|
|Sweet Autumn Clematis|
(After weeks of rain ...finally planted and happily growing up a new trellis)