August is Ending

Wow August is just about over and that means about 3 more weeks of summer till the season changes.  Many blooms are fading now and will be trimmed down in the next week or so.  But there are sill some lovely blooms to appreciate throughout the gardens.  We had some much needed rain at the beginning of the week, which made it easier to tackle the weeds.


The 4 o’clocks are still putting on a wonderful display of colourful blooms.  Besides the pink and variegated there are yellow, deep pink and white.  The pots in the full sun on the deck are finishing and I’ve started to gather a few seeds, but the pots by the bbq area are still doing well.


This clump of rudbekia in the front shade garden is still going strong while a few of the other clumps are fading quickly.


The feverfew has been trimmed of fading blooms and it still looks good.

IN the front shade garden there is lots happening.


One of my favourite displays right now is the Let’s Streak hosta that has masses of lovely blooms.


The big pot of coleous by the front door has a variety of colours and patterned leaves.


I also have coleous and creeping jenny in the wall planters beside the garage.


A couple of hanging pots in the gazebo on the deck look lovely with the dark red wandering jew leaves and the green creeping jenny.

It won’t be long till the jobs for putting the gardens to bed will be starting … trimming, digging tender perennials, mulching for winter weather and more.

The plants in the gardens and containers are in varying stages of blooms.  I’ve grouped them into stages (my names) and can move them around each week as they progress.  This is a good reference for me to look back at next year for comparison. Some plants are in 2 areas … example is coreopsis because it is blooming but with continual deadheading it is also budding

leafy and growing – yucca,  peruvian daffodils, coleus,

Budding – there is still buds appearing on the coreopsis, mums

Blooming –  rudbekia,  fuchsia,  coreopsis, clematis,  nasturtiums, golden goblin blanket flower, 4 o’clocks (pink, yellow, variegated), feverfew, climbing beans, miscanthus,  zinnias,   garlic chives, lets streak hosta, morning glory, clematis, hosta (pale green leaves), sedum,

Fading blooms –  climbing roses,  pansies, hostas, beebalm, liatris,  petunias, canna, echinacea, cosmos,  roses (bush),

Seeding – lunaria, orange cosmos, 4 o’clocks

Harvesting –Egyptian Walking onions, tomatoes, beans

Blooms finished. leaves flourishing – iris, lily of the valley,  early yellow daylilies,  bleeding heart, columbine, dianthus, evening primrose, ninebark, creeping jenny,  oxeye daisies, honeysuckle vine,  lavender, ditch lilies, Bressingham Blue hosta, astillbe, coral bells, lady’s mantle, weigela, daylilies,  shasta daisies, hostas,

Vanished till next year – tulips, daffodils, poppies, yellow molly alliums, trilliums,  drumstick allium,

I’m sharing with Cottage Garden Party .

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