|Garden views from the window...|
|Crime scene: no plants, no remants, no incriminating foot prints ...|
only the yard art that indicated the plant site
|Leaning Dahlias ... from a wild thunderstorm|
In spite of 'plant thieves' and storms, there has been major progress in the Cottage garden removing weeds and adding stepping stones. Here are a few shots of what's going on...
|The "Bones" of the Cottage Garden|
|New this year: |
Monarda ("Marshall's Delight"), Hollyhock and Maiden Grass
|Arabian Nights Dahlia - raindrops in sunshine...|
|Hibiscus "Fireball" in bloom|
Time to start investigating other late Summer bloomers. There seems to be a prevailing "red" & "yellow" trend at the Bunnies Buffet right now. Maybe "Sunset" Echinacea next year, for variety? Any thoughts or recommendations for Zone 5?
I wish you a break in the heat and a gentle summer rain for those that have suffered through the +30-day "Heat Domes" (who had even heard of such a thing before this year?)!