My Garden In August

Echinacea

Echinacea

Echinacea

The stars of my garden this month have to be the Echinacea.  They are so showy and statuesque.  I am loving the fact that when they attract bees the bees seem to stay on them for so long. They must really love their nectar.  We had a very heavy prolonged shower early in the wee and I noticed that afterwards on the Echinacea were 4 really sodden bedraggled bees.  They really looked as though they weren’t going to make it.  So remembering some information a friend had recently sent me I made up some sugar solution.  Placed it in a saucer with kitchen roll and then carefully lifted the bees on top.  They drank profusely for about 20 minutes and then one by one took off hopefully fully recovered.

Verbena Bonariensis

Agapanthus

My Verbena Bonariensis is growing prolifically again this year.  It has self-seeded itself onto the adjoining path so much that at present the path is unpassable.  I just can’t bring myself to throw the seedlings away.  I could start a cottage industry with the amount I have already given away to friends and family.

My Agapanthus didn’t flower at all last year.  So this year I have given them some tender loving care i.e. have fed them.  And hey presto they have performed for me.

The garden is really becoming a late summer garden.  As the summer passes I notice that the light moves into a golden phase especially in the late afternoons and early evening.  There are quite a few seedheads and pods already waiting to be harvested

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sweet peas

I love that this time of year so many of the flowers can be cut and brought indoors.  The whole house and garden seem to merge as one.  August definitely is one of the best months of the year.

I am linking up with How Does Your Garden Grow.  Please pop along and take a look at some other fantastic gardens.

 

 

 

 

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7 Responses to My Garden In August

  1. Shell Louise August 15, 2013 at 10:46 am #

    Wow, stunning photos and flowers. I really must make more effort to sow the free seeds I get from the gardening magazine so that next year we can have an abundance of beautiful flowers :)

    • Lynda August 15, 2013 at 11:19 am #

      Thank you – the black hollyhock you see in one of the photos was a freebie from a magazine. Love it when they work out.

  2. Nichola Fabfortymum August 15, 2013 at 3:03 pm #

    How totally gorgeous, I love the Echinacea and would love to have it in my garden next year. Do you use it for medicinal purposes too? x

  3. Mammasaurus August 15, 2013 at 3:20 pm #

    Gorgeous photos and I’m always very envious of people who know the proper names of plants. That’s a really neat tip re: perking up the bees.
    I love bringing the outdoors inside any time of the year and as you say Auagust is great for this. Littlegreenshed blog has a weekly Nature in the Home linky which is for photos of just that, well worth checking out.

    Thanks for joining in and sharing x

  4. Mumof2.com August 19, 2013 at 9:23 am #

    I love your photo’s and your garden looks stunning! I am not very good but try and love it when I manage to not kill my plants.

  5. Alexpolistigers August 22, 2013 at 7:45 pm #

    Such lovely photos, a truly beautiful garden. And such lovely flower choices. I’m impressed with your bee revival trick – it seems too simple! I don’t have a garden of my own, so I always enjoy looking at others, thankyou for sharing these pictures!

  6. Kriss MacDonald August 24, 2013 at 2:50 am #

    What beautiful flowers and wonderful reading what’s blooming this time of year.

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