The last week or so it seems whenever I go out to do some of the monumental cleanup needed in the borders I instead find myself wandering about, looking for, and then taking pictures of things that catch my fancy. The time is spent with some happiness for the successes of the season and a bit of melancholy for the changes in the gardens that herald the growing season coming to an end for another year. I thought youd enjoy some of the end of August "pretties".
One of the hay racks. I thought that caladium was gone after the June/July rains but it surprised me by reappearing and making up for lost time.
One of the caladiums I picked up at LoewÂs on a shopping trip with Sue and Monique.
The large hanging basket has finally filled in.
The fabulous ÂNora LeighÂ
Dahlia ÂLe BaronÂ with a Common Branded Skipper Butterfly
I bought this passion flower vine on sale in mid July ad it has been a blooming fool. I have no idea what its name is but IÂm hoping I can save it as itÂs a real winner.
Coleus ÂMalabarÂ standard
Yes I do LOVE pink!
The breezeway steps containers. That one yellow set of leaves sticking up is on a Acalypha that is supposed to be purple and pink. Go figure?
This is one of the containers that was blown down last week and is now tied to the garage. LOL The papyrus in there is probably eight feet tall.
Love that Cordyline ÂMiss AndreaÂ
This dwarf Canna ÂPink SunburstÂ is really putting on a show.
Another pink container. The fuchsia in this one is taking a break but is setting buds again for a September show.
The purple and chartreuse grouping on the front steps
IÂm over the moon with my datura this year. IÂve never had one attain this size and beauty. ItÂs a show stopper and smells fantastic.
WhatÂs not to love about this beauty?
Thanks for taking a walkabout with me. I hope you enjoyed some of our August ÂprettiesÂ.