Saturday, 15 August 2020

The "A-H" Late Summer Moments

 I'd like to dedicate this post to Garden Blogger's Bloom Day (I am a newbie to this so please forgive my rough edges on how I approach it ? )

I wish I could shoot a continuous, sweeping, video so I could have the back, sides, and front gardens visible from all aspects in one smooth movement.                                                                                                         

BUT .. some how I am not a techy person even though I love my digital camera and posting on here .. The rest is all another level of language I have to keep chipping away at until I can gleam a little more understanding of .. for now these are something resembling my pattern of paths and gardens at this moment in time.

I'm so glad to have some of my plans work out .. such as the plants "sweeping" the stone path. Lamb's Ears, lavender, ferns, sedum, mini shrubs, they all make it so enjoyable for me !

I love my GIANT grass, especially when it waves in the wind.
My Dogwood shrub path, there are actually two different kinds. Ivory Halo flank the inner larger dogwood shrub, it is a larger , taller cultivar, cornus alba "Elegantissima".  There is a little colony of Banana Boat grass peeking out on that side. Then Inaba Shidare Japanese maple, with Hakone  and Northern Lights grass and a little bit of sedum opposite of them.
The magic of Pink Diamond hydrangea standard is beginning and I am so hoping for the Monarchs to gather there again like they did last year !
The "A" of the post is a shout out to the new anemone  is "Curtain Call Pink"
She plays nice with the pink echinacea sisters, Powow Wild Berry, as well !
I have two of these beauties but of course now I wish I had swept up more.
The "H" is for all the different hydrangea that are coming to life now. This is Berry White already pinking up in time for the Fall call of hydrangea blushing away.
Little Lamb takes a long time to pass through to the pinking stage, but she has beautiful abundant heads that I hope to dry in a vase to keep me company when the snow decides to fly.
This is what Phantom looks like close up .. I have one in the ground, planted from last year, and one in a pot captured for this year. Both of them are going to the side of the house so they can GROW as large as they want and flourish with as many flower heads as possible !
Other plants are coming into their own in time to nourish the pollinators late summer, as with  Joe Pye weed , which can be very pretty in it's own right. 
Late blooming Morden Sunrise rose 
Even this strange nameless daylily that already bloomed like crazy, is back at it with loads of buds to bloom. I just wish I knew what name this daylily was !
One last look after the sprinklers have done their morning dousing.
Golden Spirit  "bush/tree" not as golden looking as I want at the moment. I have been struggling to find it a sunnier position, but the mission is still on going. It deserves pride of place because I adore smokebush, and the amazing colours that they transition through with the change of seasons.

I just had to sneak in a picture of my Bronze Peacock Rodgersia, because it is finally putting on new growth in that deep, rich colour I had been so looking forward to. Fingers crossed it is finally happy in this space !


Carol Michel said...

Lots of beautiful blooms. Thanks for joining in for bloom day!

Arun Goyal said...

Beautiful garden .Those hydrangeas are stunning.It would be my pleasure if you join my link up party related to Gardening here.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

You have many gorgeous blooms Joy. Your garden is beautiful, so full of life.

CanadianGardenJoy said...

Hello Carol and thank you .. nice to join the circle ;-)

Arun thank you for visiting ! .. I am a bit of a hydrangea nut (I made a mistake not selecting the right avatar picture of a hydrangea for your blog party .. my brain is not in gear this morning ? LOL) Thank you for inviting me ;-)

Hello Lisa girl and thank you so much .. the sprinklers keep them all alive for me in this awful heat .. we haven't had a good rain in ages ... the last dog days of summer I hope ?

Gone Tropical said...

What a lovely garden walk you have! and I have zone envy, your hydrangeas are gorgeous!

CanadianGardenJoy said...

Hello Gone Tropical and thank you so much ! .. I am a bit of a hydrangea nut.
I am always amazed at the plants and flowers grown in Florida .. but oh my ! that white bat flower , Tacca ... now that is perfect !

Rain said...

Wow!! Your garden is GORGEOUS! What beauty. I love the Little Lamb and Morning Rise the best. I love the path too. Very nice! I hope to have a beautiful flower garden one of these days...maybe I'll find time next year! :) It hit 10C this morning in New Brunswick where I live, I think that summer is on its way out! :(

CanadianGardenJoy said...

Rain thank you so much ! ... I really look forward to exploring your blog .. a fellow east coaster ? LOL
Hey ... I so look forward to having cooler weather .. so I am not going ot complain about that one ? LOL .. it was on 19 degrees this morning and what a relief that was !!
I am SO an Autumn person ... love it !

Alana said...

Very nice, seeing your garden. I enjoyed, especially, your pink anemone. I've had the white ones for years and they are really starting to take over a bit. I purchased a pink one last year and I'm not even sure it will bloom. Your hydrangea is pretty, too. Best of all? Joe Pye weed, which I don't have the room for but I sure wish I did. Our monarchs have arrived and they are hard at work on the walking trails where I exercise.

CanadianGardenJoy said...

Hello Alana and thank you ! I do love my hydrangea ... and the anemone is a treat with it ushering in Autumn bit by bit .. some of them are very tricky though .. I loved Pamina but it would never last more than one season .. fingers crossed this one will survive better !
I try to keep some Joe Pye in the garden for the pollinators .. it can be a bit of a juggle though .. my borders are not huge at all. I am hoping to see lots of Monarchs when my hydrangea standard comes to full bloom .. they we so lovely to see last year.

Sandee said...

Your garden is most beautiful. You have an amazing green thumb.

Thank you for joining the Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop.

Have a fabulous Wordless Wednesday. ♥

CanadianGardenJoy said...

Alana .. I joined the WW crowd ... thanks for the link !

CanadianGardenJoy said...

Hello Sandee and thank you so much !
I meant to join a while back but kept forgetting ... now I have to make sure to do a link to your page .. sorry, I forgot ! LOL

Snowbird said...

What a beautiful garden you have, everything looks pristine, how I wish my garden looked like yours. I love the planting around the paths, so soft and flowing. That anemone is stunning as is Berry

CanadianGardenJoy said...

Hello there Snowbird ;-)
Thank you so much ... I have been neglecting it a bit right now .. just too much going on and I haven't been doing my duty ? LOL Yes I always wanted plants sweeping the edge of the stone to soften it and make it interesting .. I just hope this anemone will make it through the winter here .. Berry ? is certainly a keeper and hardy as all the hydrangea seemed to be.
I'm very lucky to have my garden ;-)

DVArtist said...

Ohhhh my gosh your garden is spectacular. Like Home n Garden spectacular.

CanadianGardenJoy said...

DVartist .. thank you so much ! ... it is always a living work of art in my mind's eye .. constantly changing by way of the weather , seasons, and what little chaos I can manage .. now a days chaos has a bad reputation .. but nature herself utilizes that factor in our continual growth and understand of nature herself ;-)

Jason said...

'Morden Sunrise' is a beauty.

CanadianGardenJoy said...

Hello Jason ... hope you are feeling well ! .. Morden Sunrise has been with me so many years now I can't remember when acquired it .. and it has moved way too many times for it's own good, so I am grateful it doesn't hate me ? LOL