Sneak a peek at some of the great gardens in your neighborhood, keep in mind it might be your garden, and take note of the August bloomers. Things we are seeing around town are hazy purple Smokebush, gazillions of Hydrangeas of all shapes and sizes, Rudbeckia blossoms big and small, white sprays of Baby’s Breath and orange pillows of Butterfly Weed. The ornamental grasses are growing tall, wide and thinking about putting on seed heads soon. Cone flower tops are sturdy and just as attractive to us as the butterflies. Mid summer’s palette is so bright, cheery and complementary to our summertime mood!
Plant now and water often to get through some of these 80 degree days ahead.