I can’t believe it’s the middle of August. Michigan has had some crazy weather this year. Spring came early with 80 degree temperatures followed by killing frosts. The result, no one’s mop head hydrangeas look very good.
Summer has been filled with triple digit days and very little rain. It’s been downright brutal. But today, it’s sunny and 70. Not a cloud in the sky. A picture perfect day.
I went into the garden after dinner and snapped a few photos to show how things look in the middle of August.
Verbena bonariensis shown growing along yews and boxwood.
A Japanese honeysuckle vine covers the arbor leading to the side garden.
Close up of shade border with phlox, rose campion and Japanese anemone.
View across the yard from the deck. You can see the shade borders in the background.
Flower border with Limelight hydrangea, Agastache ‘Blue Fortune’, and dark purple coleus.
The bubble bees love this Agastache ‘Blue Fortune’ plant.
Japanese anemones are filled with buds and are starting to bloom in the garden.
Borders filled with the bright white blooms of Limelight hydrangea.
Tree hydrangea blooms with hosta at its feet.
View of the back of the house from across the yard.
Eastern Redbud ‘Forest Pansy’ trees against the fence help provide privacy.
The Hicks yews continue to fill out nicely to help hide the front of the deck.
Closer image of the Hicks yews that line the front face of the deck.
I’m loving the way this fern looks with the coral bells and coleus.
The Elephant’s ears have filled out nicely and contrast well with the bright green coleus.
The bright green coleus leaves brighten up the container display.
View across the backyard showing the flower borders.
Funny face decorates the Maple tree to add a little whimsy to the garden.