I wiped away the weeds & foam. / I fetched my sea-born treasures home... Ralph Waldo Emerson

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Garden Peeping

Good afternoon! Mo and I have admitted defeat and are spending some afternoon hours in the cool house.

It's too bad! Gorgeous, perfect summer day, but too hot for Mo.

Pugs cannot easily regulate their body temps and aren't very aware of getting overheated either. And, as I resewed my Baskets of Flowers' blue flowers, for the third time, I have to admit the sweat rolling down my face made afternoon sewing hour not much fun.

Summer comes late to the beach! It will be hot, but maybe not this hot, so we'll hope for many more productive days ahead.

Our big walks are now mornings and after dark. Of course garden peeking is a must, as everyone's gardens reach their prime about now. Below, the beach path, is ever changing, cool and shady.

Not a great year for hydrangeas, but this old-fashioned white [turns bronzey pink in Octorber] has been doing well in many gardens.

I love this unusual deep  purple periwinkle.

 More usual periwinkle colors....

This person has gone neon! So pretty.

The twining arms of the morning glories reach out at night to brush our faces. What is their secret message? Can never quite hear.

 This is the shrub with the bright purple  ''Styrofoam" berries. I've watched all summer to see what the flowers look like.

Lovely bee balm, a perennial. Next year for my deck garden?

Public spaces are pretty too. This garden mimics a prairie setting.

Blue and yellow, classic color scheme.

I was so dubious when the local gardening committee set out the beds in May, with ugly spindly single shoots, set 6" apart. But , wow! success indeed.

Our usual big dinnertime walk is now shortened to a walk across the street to water my friends' tropical pots.

[yes, they have tropicals, they couldn't resist or stick to the  landscaper's design of roses and hydrangeas, lol].

The landscaped beds are irrigated but Mo and I water the banana tree, the cannas, the New Guinea impatiens every day. I do the work, Mo supervises.

Enjoy the last days of August! Too soon we will have snow. Blog friends Lori and Kit, out west, had 40* nights already, can you imagine that.

I like snow, mommy?

PS Dragonfly Migration info here, though if you're interested there is a lot online, just Google for more.



gone to the beach....