Parting is such sweet sorrow! The garden is in a bit of a slack time with the colorful flush of late spring and early summer gone by. The rudbeckia, liatris, ligularia, monkshood, Joe Pye weed, et al, are just about to burst forth in late summer glory. In the interim, the daylilies are the stars of the garden.
If this year is anything like past Augusts, the first two weeks will be warm and sunny and then, by the middle of the month, we'll begin to notice the nights becoming cooler and by month's end, there will be days with a definite aroma of autumn. The leaves on the trees will still be green, but the hint of fall will be lurking among the goldenrod.
Ruby Spider - this blossom is bigger than my hand!
Xia Xhing - has the most delicate shade of pink
Buttercream Ruffles is the only one with a delicate scent
2 months ago