Thursday, August 14, 2008
Hot August Bloomers
The August hiatus has begun. What weeds survived my wrath earlier in the season can stay there. I'm done. Done with everything but deadheading until this heat wave is over.
Plus I'm mad... mad and puffy and sore... Got stung by a bee while weeding the Blanket Flowers. (Ungrateful bastard.) They dearly love the native varieties though they have an odd way of showing it.
Baby's Breath is going bonkers this summer. She loves my alkaline soil. I love the way these teensy white flowers soften the look of big blossoms.
This is a neat trick, if you have the space. Baby's Breath makes the garden look so professional it fools people into thinking I know what I'm doing!
Last but not least, my lazy, lazy Coneflowers have finally decided to bloom.
"A garden never stops growing. By its constant demands on the gardener's attention, it makes the gardener's life a great adventure." - Coelho Brida
* Most of my flowers are about a month behind bloom times in lower elevation gardens.