What I am about to type may not be all that popular .. I can't wait for AUTUMN !
As winter follows Autumn .. how can I possibly wish this ahead of schedule ?
I don't wish for winter right away .. I only wish for Autumn, sooner than later.
The funny thing is the gardens are not suffering as much this year at this time, as they were last year.
Things don't look all that bad .. but I am so running out of "juice"
However .. one of my experiments of transplanting what few Lamb's Ears I had left after this winter's destructive bout targeted upon them (plus the weird fact that no garden center supplier had them this year .. which made me very suspicious of complete crop failure because these plants are a staple)
Well they "took" and multiplied ! .. and I am very grateful because I love these silly fuzzy plants sweeping the walkway with their ears.
Shade garden side not doing so badly so far ?
Corolla , even with unrelenting attacks by that blanking lily beetle, it glows with dignity and serenity .. sigh of relief !
Delft Lace .. the striking red stems are eye catching even when the flowers fade .. you could time a whole season with astilbe blooming after each other.
One year I am going to do exactly that !
Gratuitous Joe Pye weed sneaking into the picture .. another photo bombing plant ?
The grasses are beginning their "turn" with those naughty out of control anemone, which I ban to the ally way garden to keep the thugs under control.
These plants have the dual purpose of "hiding" ugly utility gizmos, we all need that right ?
Backdrop is a huge hydrangea that hides the AC unit .. it is flowering nicely too.