End of Month View – August 2017

 

Some months ago I found this monthly invitational hosted by The Patient Gardener and it is a monthly chance to show off your garden. Since that time Helen has handed off the duties to Steve at Glebe House Gardens. I invite you to support Steve as he carries on this fun chance to see gardens from far and wide.

Unfortunately my garden is only worthy of show for about 6-7 months each year. Right now is the peak time or my gardening activities, so I have lots to share!

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This is our newest lower bed, which we finished the first of the week. We have all bargain rack lowers rom Lowes and the annuals are intended to provide seeds for larger plantings next year after we saw what is in the following picture.

 

Some friends of ours win the award for breath taking flower display of the decade with their combination of sunflowers, zinnias and marigolds. All of these can be replanted using seeds from dried and spent flower heads. So the first photo shows the bed we will use to try to gather some seeds for our own attempt.

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No, this is not a flower bed . . . yet, but it will have small beds flanking the walk to our new fire pit.

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The sedum is turning and the Pee Dee Hydrangea is in full bloom.

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The Blackberry Lily seed pods are opening.

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The tomato patch as been a star producing a large amount of tomatoes each week.

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If you were here for my EOMV-June post you might think I just reposted that photo of our raised bed with green beans, but this is our second crop which will probably begin to be picked about the middle of September.

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Our dahlia patch looks kind of rough, but it really is producing very nice bouquets as you will see in the next collection.

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Because I missed the July -EOMV I did not share the photos of the Gladiolas that are the last to come from the Daffodil/Tulip bed.

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At the end of last season we took our mums and planted them in mulch and covered the roots. Only three survived, but my wife nursed them into what will be giants come late September or early October.

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One of my wife’s hair salon customers gave her Moonflower seeds. So far all we have to enjoy is healthy vines, but here is hoping the wait pays off.

That us not everything we have, but enough for this EOMV-August. I plan to hop around to see others.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you want to check out more End of Month View posts click here: EOMV

 

 

 

 

 

 

6 Comments

    1. We continue to stretch ours and are finding ways to stretch but still make them enjoyable. I am happy you found me. Be sure to check out the Flower of the Day series I joined from Cee Neuner. She lives in Oregon near one of the nation’s largest Dahlia breeders.

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