The entrance garden with Walker’s Low catmint and cannas.
Here’s what’s bloomin’ on this mild August morning.
The Secret Garden today.
Looking east in the Secret Garden. The daylilies are just about finished, but the Datura is taking over the universe, again.
Looking south in the Secret Garden.
Marigolds, red glads, and Annabelle hydrangea
The old rambling rose that a neighbor gave me still cranks out late blooms.
The Knock Out Rose and the red Carpet Rose continue to give me blooms. The hansa roses in the background are getting their second seasonal wind.
Rose of Sharon
Rose of Sharon with a few red cannas.
A mishmash of white liastris and purple coneflowers that a friend gave me.
A morning glory doing what it does best…being blue.
Hibiscus in the Secret Garden
Asiatic lily in the Secret Garden. This is its first season and it is doing beautifully!
White phlox and Fragrant Angel echinacea in the Secret Garden
Wildberry hansa rose in the Secret Garden with a few crocosmias. This clump gets more shade so blooms a little later than the other clump.
Tardive hydrangea in the Secret Garden
A shady little nook in the back of the Secert Garden.
The moonflowers are going bananas, as usual. And, there are few First Knight daylilies still blooming. In the bottom right are a few Moonbeam coreopsis.
Helianthus brightening up a sunny little corner of the Secret Garden
A neighbor game me a clump of rose campion years ago and it continues to do well. There are also a few White Dome hydrangeas here and the anemone that a friend gave me is just starting to bud out.
A nameless hosta that a friend gave me a number of years ago. It’s blossoms are wonderfully fragrant
This gladiola doesn’t know it’s an annual. It comes back year after year, probably because of the warmth that comes through the foundation wall. I didn’t plant this and spent a number of years trying to get rid of it. Finally I decided to just admire its will to live.
I cannot believe how much the Walker’s Low catmint has grown. I just planted this season. Those are yellow cannas in the back. Catmint. Cat statue. It’s called “a theme.” 🙂