Soft moss a downy pillow makes, and green leaves spread a tent,
Where faerie fold may rest and sleep until their night is spent.
The bluebird sings a lullaby, the firefly gives a light,
The twinkling stars are candles bright, Sleep, Faeries all, Goodnight.
---Elizabeth T. Dillingham "A Faery Song"

Friday, August 26, 2011

Thankful For What I Have

I read in the Lowe's Garden Ideas booklet today...(I'm paraphrasing) that if you are unhappy with the way your garden looks right now just snap some pictures and then make a note to look at them in February...suddenly they will look gorgeous!  I thought that was funny (and true enough).  Since we have a long growing season it is easy to get weary and tired during this hot, dry month.  So like the article says I have decided to focus on the positives!

Let's all do the "wave!"

Bronze leaf canna, carex and heliopsis


Banana- Love the splotchy leaves.  (This should be fun to overwinter!)

A little Vinca goes a long way.  I am noting things that have not flagged in this horrid heat...vinca and lantana top the list so far.  Most of my potted annuals have bit the dust already.
Variegated ivy, white begonia, sensitive fern and climbing euonymous.  Cooling shades of white and green.

The "working" area of the yard.  My tire o' herbs has done well. 

Cashmere bouquet is running rampant around my spring house, I forgive it though when it's blooming so well when not much else is.

Any "birdie" want to go camping?  I picked up this sweet camper birdhouse at Burke's Outlet.

Obedient Plant

Pink anemone...love this late season plant.

Well that's about it for this time.  I am off for a 4 day weekend, so with cooler temps and low humidity forecasted (due to hurricane Irene), I plan to be out and about. Glad to finally post again, I've missed y'all!