Garden 337

A cottage garden in an urban setting

August 15, Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day

Wild Spice Hansa Rose, with a couple of Japanese Beetles enjoying some PDA…Hansa roses are wonderfully hardy and very fragrant. 
The entrance to the Secret Garden. The day lilies are spent and so is the crocosmia. But the Dahlias are blooming and so are the marigolds.
Wild Berry Breeze Hansa Rose, coming back after a hard pruning to curb powdery mildew.
An experiment with Dahlias
More Dahlias and an abundance of marigolds
White Carpet Rose
A second blush of Delphinium, a rather unexpected surprise…
Heuchera and a bumblebee guest
Stained Glass hosta with its lovely fragrant flowers
Zagreb Coreopsis, sending out some late summer blooms
A nameless miniature rose against white phlox.
one White Dawn bloom.
A nameless hosta that sends out lovely fragrant flowers.
Perhaps it is because of the heat, but this is the only Canna that is blooming. None of them this year got very tall.
Tardiva Hydrangea
Limelight Hydrangea
The single geranium flower…
Hibiscus, putting on a great show
Kim’s Knee High Coneflower
Annual geranium peeking through the dense growth of datura
The new red Knockout Rose
Red carpet rose
The miniature hostas I bought at Cedar Hedge Gardens in Interlochen. To the left is Maui Buttercup. In the planter, to the left is Hideout. To the right is Teaspoon. And on the bottom is Plug Nickel. To the right of the planter is Kaleidoscope. It’s not doing well…

About Me

I haven’t always been a gardener, but I have always loved gardens. It has taken 16 years to get my gardens into the shape they are today. And, I’ve had help. I’m 74 years old, have rheumatoid arthritis, and had a late stage cancer six years ago. I am, though, intrepid. I’m the kind of person who plods along, tailoring my goals as I go. Last November I had a long overdue knee replacement surgery and I’m hoping this spring, summer, and fall will be able to maintain and find even more joy working in all of my garden beds. Full disclosure, though. I have a garden guy who comes once a week to work in my gardens.


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