It seems I've blinked my eyes and another month has gone by! Seriously, where has this summer gone? It seems only a couple weeks ago I was in my glory in a frenzy of buying annuals and assembling container gardens for the season. How could that possibly be three months ago? Pouff, the seasons are flowing by and summer is coming to its end of season crescendo of color. I spent a bit of time snapping some images from the back gardens the other morning when we had a bit of overcast so perfect light for recording the blaze of colors to store up to enjoy in the winter months.
The highlight of the terrace garden this time of year is the beautiful clump of Phlox paniculata 'Nora Leigh'. I recently added a Weigela 'My Monet' to the left of the phlox and am really enjoying the variegation in that area of the garden.
The Fuchsia 'Billy Greene' is the highlight of this large urn at the left of the left of the terrace garden... What a beauty!
Standing at the patio looking toward the west fence line...
Container gardens on the west fence line... I absolutely adore those variegated Sunpatiens
The vignette with the large hanging basket and a couple large fuchsias...
Shade gardens looking north
The sundial garden and terrace garden showing the Hydrangea petiolaris on the oak tree. The chartreuse arrangement in the foreground of this picture is a container garden I've recently moved to this location to fill a void from a daylily that's finished up for the season. I absolutely adore that acalypha!
A grouping of containers on the patio. The large Acalypha wilkesiana 'Obovata' is about five years old now and is one of the temperennials I grow on under lights over the winter.
I'll have to get some shots of the tropical containers in the front gardens soon... The hot summer has spurred them to incredible growth and beauty. Just can't believe this is all going to be gone in another six weeks or so. Sigh....