Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Summertime Evening - August Edition

Well shit... 

Tomorrow is already the 20th anniversary of my 29th birthday. Where did the time go?!?

I spent the early evening yesterday watering with my gardening assistant Coco. Turns out she's not that into gardening and mostly runs around like a ding-dong wanting to play with her ball. She has to constantly interrupt me while I water too of course.

Last week I took myself off the appointment list for open gardens. My garden isn't really a late season garden, so I felt like people would be disappointed if they visited. 

I'm too critical of my garden I know, but once the grass burns up and the temperatures rise, the garden starts looking a bit shabby. Several 100 degree days doesn't help either. 

So for those that may want to see what's happening in the garden, below is a little tour on an August evening. 

Happy Summer!

My birthday plant: Tricyrtis 'Miyazaki'

Coco and her favorite ball.

The weird leg is part of the shade support for the goldfish.

Shedteau Yvette

Poor Thunderbolt Hosta is getting squeezed out

Statler looking handsome

This Agastache is a little out of control.

The path to the rose garden.

Lobelia tupa with the "floppsies"

The fish are in there somewhere.
The Azara has grown like crazy. Waldorf in the back.


  1. Replies
    1. ugh I know... seems too early for that too. time to cut it back!

  2. When did you plant the azara? I just planted two this year and they're about a foot tall.

    1. It was planted in 2014 as a wee little tree. They grow pretty fast with good soil and summer water. The fragrance from the flowers in Feb/March is amazing.