Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Garden Update

It is very hot this week - we are officially in a heat wave with consecutive days in the 90's and, of course, that familiar humidity! Trying to get out earlier and earlier for my walks cause otherwise it is just too dang hot!

When I came back from walking I grabbed my camera to take some updated pics of our garden which I thought I'd share with you.

I just love Phlox - in my opinion it is one of the best flowering plants in a garden and never seems to disappoint. They grow well in both the full sun and shade and continue to fill up our garden beautifully year after year. They attract so many butterflies and honey bees.

Speaking of butterflies, here is our Butterfly Bush, with one of our many birdhouses in the background. We had a family of house wrens in the upper "apartment" this season.

Last year George brought home these cool birds for our garden that one of his customers no longer wanted. There were 3 of them. I'm not sure what they are, herons maybe, but they look so great and I'm happy to have them.

Look at this lone little Morning Glory which has wrapped itself around the stalk of an old Hosta bloom. Guess that's why George does not like Morning Glories and says they are too invasive.


Karen said...

Beth, Your garden is very sweet! I love the little bird houses.

Beth Anderson said...

Thanks Karen!

Silke said...

Beth, your garden is gorgeous! Ours is getting that "heat of the summer" worn look now. Everything is looking a little tired.

I know just what you mean about going for walks earlier in the day - Winslow and I usually are back home by 7 in the morning...

Hugs, Silke