Today at the Farm

gardenbug(Canada zone 5)August 24, 2010

A few shots from this morning...

Anemone Charlotte

The Crocus Rose

A few clematis...

x bonstedtii 'Crepuscule"


The last Hendryetta of the year

A view from the flats

Hostas by the patio

The lobelias have escaped everywhere!



Overdam with Verbena bonariensis

The yellow and blue garden in Fall mode

A view from the flats toward the house


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It wouldn't be summer on the idylls without a tour of your farm, 'bug. I love to hear about your beautiful "escapees." It looks like you have room enough to handle as many as want to escape. It all still looks so fresh.

    Bookmark   August 24, 2010 at 6:34PM
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Way fresher than mine for sure, and such nice variety.
I have seen blue lobelia at our creek and want to bring some up but never get around to it. The red one that I brought up has spread nicely.

    Bookmark   August 24, 2010 at 6:56PM
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chloehoover(z6b VA)

My lobelia siphilitica has escaped all over too, but doesnt look at pretty as yours, Marie. It's hard to believe there are signs of fall already - things look pretty lush and green at your Farm! Beautiful close-ups too.


    Bookmark   August 24, 2010 at 8:05PM
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'bug, it all looks just magnifique ! And those little Clems..

Kathy in Napa

    Bookmark   August 24, 2010 at 11:47PM
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deanneart(z5Southern NH)

All is very beautiful Bug! Really love that anemone and C. x bonstedtii 'Crepuscule" so pretty!

Thanks for sharing

    Bookmark   August 25, 2010 at 9:31AM
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Out of all the beautiful pictures, I really enjoyed the verbena and grass! What a lovely combo.

Thanks for the tour.


    Bookmark   August 25, 2010 at 11:17AM
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You've obviously had a summer like ours with lots of rain to keep things so nice and green through August. I think my favorite is the yellow and blue garden. Are the blue spikes in that garden lobelia? If so they sure are pretty there.


    Bookmark   August 25, 2010 at 10:25PM
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gardenbug(Canada zone 5)

Michelle, the spikes are in fact Vitex, a very cool plant which I never expected to succeed here! In our climate it dies back to the ground in winter and emerges fairly late the next spring. It usually blooms in September, but this year was lovely in August!

Here is a link that might be useful: Vitex agnus-castus

    Bookmark   August 26, 2010 at 6:42AM
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