Saturday, August 16, 2014

Garden Mid- August 2014

Hibiscus Flower

Rose of Sharon - Bush

Main Garden

Walkway colorful and filling in

Lots of red tomatoes and orange marigolds

Hops are making blooms - ladybugs have arrived as well.

Coleus are bright and bold.

The garden in Mid-August is full of color.  The Tomatoes are ready, very sweet adn juicy.  The strawberries are producing again.  Many of the flowers are mature and in full bloom.  Zinnias, Marigolds, cosmos. The Hops are beginning to flower as well. The crickets can be heard chirping all day long.  Oddly we are having September weather , cool, dark, cloudy, rain and feeling like Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup days.  We are busy packing up 2 kids to head off to College this next week. I was just thinking today that it will be bulb planting season soon- it seems to early but September is but on our footstep.  It is headed our way whether we like it or not. While I miss the sun and its warmth- these days can be reflective too.  I am busily trying to finish a Quilt for one of my kids to take to college  - I am in the quilting stage . . .  Hoping I can finish it!!!
 Be well and enjoy your gardens. 
I need to do some serious weeding- just one week away and the sweet clover has taken over.   This year the birds have dropped Poison Ivy seeds in my garden and they are causing me havoc.

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