A short stroll around the garden today revealed these sights to me...
The Buddliea I had dead headed just two weeks ago is full of blooms again!
The garden is alive with luna moths (or cabbage moths) and they are in love with the Verbena bonariensis that has self sown all over.
The Miscanthus sinensis strictus (porcupine grass) is in it's glory even though it's not blooming yet.
Not everything is pretty as can be. The Sempervivum need weeding badly and it's not as easy as you would think to get those grass roots out without disturbing those hens and chicks. Also, I was amazed to see that they've lost their glorious spring colors.
The full shade bed out front is doing ok even without sunlight. The impatiens could be a bit more lush but the Hosta and newly tranplanted ferns are perfectly happy there.
Oohh! Check out the patterns emerging on my bird house gourd!
The Liriope which is oh so boring in the spring (and almost impossible to sell then) is the neatest edging and sending up lots and lots of bloom stalks.
One last peek on the way back to my computer. What do you do when you have too much of some flowers like Purple Perilla and coneflowers? Why you cut them and stick them in nice clear bottles!
Happy Labor day weekend all,