August seemed to whiz by in a flash. From very hot and humid days at the beginning of the month to lots of thunder storms and a cooling down at the end of the month.
The tomatoes have been plentiful, from grape, to cherry in red and yellow and to green zebra. The field tomatoes from the farm stand have been delicious.
The rain at the end of the month has meant that the new bridge garden has been well watered and all plants that were moved there are now established.
The heliopsis in the fence garden were being attacked by aphids and I’ve been spraying them with Neem oil and have finally won! The flowers are blooming nicely now. The sedum is starting to get a blush of its autumn colours.
Herb’s Place has been a success this year despite the heat.
Meet one of my frog collection who hopped his way into this garden, and of course his name is Herb.
Can you spot him in the above photo? He has a tendency to hop around.
I’m working on expanding this garden area for next year and have already added an extra wood border. Right now there are a couple of pots of herbs sitting there but there will be more work done, from moving the hose hanger to adding some soil to the extended part.
There is a lovely sunflower, probably planted by a bird or critter growing at the very edge of Herb’s Place.
I’ve been saving the seeds from the four o’clocks. The fall garden clean up will be started soon.
I hope you enjoyed August in the garden as much as I did.