Monday, August 26, 2013

Our Late August Garden



                                                  Hello everyone!
       I can hardly believe it is already late in August and the garden will soon be winding down as we               move into autumn.We have had a dry summer this year-especially August and some of the                  plants,especially the hydrangeas are getting a little droopy.However, if we just take a quick tour
         around hopefully you will just see the beauty!
                             These photos were all taken last week so you can see there is still
                             lots of color.
                              The phlox and hydrangeas are the main show in our garden now-
                              it's a good thing we have lots!
                                                        Laura-a pretty dark mauve and white phlox
                             that is pretty mildew resistant.
              Love the color combo here. It was a windy day so the pic is a bit fuzzy.
                                                   Sun and shadow.
                                                     A garden vignette.
                                            The annebelle hydrangeas are still doing well.
                               I remember just a couple of months ago this arbor was looking naked.The                                          virginia creeper really covers it now.
                           A bright pink tablecloth(really an old sheet) and a big bouquet adds a pop of color in                           the outdoor terrace/gazebo.                                

                The phlox and limelight hydrangea at the bed by the road are still doing well.
                                           The arbor that Andrew built several years ago has aged in nicely.



     Another pretty phlox blooming in the garden now but I have forgotten the name of it.

           Well,we didn't get all the way around the garden yet but I will show you more later.

          Thank you for coming along with me.

                    Take care,
                             Carolyn

23 comments:

Pamela Gordon said...

Lovely colour still in the garden. I enjoy the pinks and purples too. Beautiful as always. Pam

Angela said...

You have lots of flowers! They look beautiful.

Two Cottages And Tea said...

So very beautiful! I just received your gorgeous book I ordered. Such beautiful photos! A treasure in my home.
Nancy

Olga Retterath said...

A real treat for the eyes.
Have a nice day,
Olga
from
http://hansundgrete-shop.blogspot.de/

Betty said...

I love your garden. As I have said before it is an inspiration to us all.

Christine Graves said...

Your garden is beautiful....you certainly have put a lot of hard work into it....and it shows :-)

Christine

BECKY said...

Oh, I can only dream of having such a breathtaking garden! Thank you for sharing it with us.

Cihan'in Bahcesi said...

ooooo cok guzeller:)
sevgiler

Shabby soul said...

Darling Carolyn I feel always the same sensation when I came in one of your garden tour: to be in paradise!
Phlox is a plant to try in my garden next year: yours are glorious! How tall are your limelight hidrangeas? They seem to me so much taller than mine.
Have a nice day darling
Silvia

CYNTHIA CRANE said...

I don't remember when I've seen such gorgeous photos and gardens! I am so inspired now to either go outside and work in my neglected flower beds or pick up paintbrush!

Thank you so much for sharing and for your lovely blog!

Cynthia Crane
Artist, Gardener and Animal Lover
www.TheCranesNest.com

Anonymous said...

Your garden always brings a smile to my soul! Thank you for the beauty you bring to our world! God Bless You! Ana

Rowan said...

Wish my garden looked like yours does in August! Phlox are wonderful at this time of the year, like you I think I must get more!

Southerncook said...

Visiting your blog is always a JOY. Here in N FL with our heat, humidity and lots and lots of rain this year my garden is looking really terrible. I have lost several old roses and I think because of all the rain we have had. Gardening is always a challenge. My Annabelle's finished blooming about a month ago but I still have some Limelights. I enjoyed your post as always.

Carolyn/A Southerner's Notebook

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

Your garden is pure perfection. It's so luxuriant and the colours are amazing.

Madelief said...

Dear Carolyn,

Your garden still looks amazing to me! Wish my looked like that. There is still so much colour.

Have a lovely day!

Madelief x

Juliette said...

Lovely color and flowers. I really like your garden soo much.

Simples momentos. said...

o seu jardim é um paraíso aqui na terra, flores bem cuidadas,parabéns!

Tammy said...

I read your blog every day, but seldom comment, as all I can ever think of to say is Gorgeous! Perfect! Heaven!

So generous of you to share all this beauty with us; thank you!

Janneke said...

Time flies it is almost autumn again, but your August garden is still full of colour. To see on the pictures you have so many different lovely corners in your garden.

podso said...

The purple really "pops" in your garden. It all look so lovely. I think we had all your rain down here in the south. No dryness here!

Heaven's Walk said...

Oh how I love all the pinks and purples, Carolyn! I love how your gardens are so full and colorful! You have created heaven on earth outside your windows, dear one. Amazingly beautiful!

xoxo laurie

Christa atCedarmereFarm said...

Hi Carolyn,
Your garden is always so lovely.
Christa

Linda said...

Love the colours, Carolyn. You are a painter with flowers.
Hugs,
Linda at Beautiful Ideas