27 August 2014

Late Summer garden

Oh my goodness!  Where has August gone?  We're getting my father settled back into his home this week so I should be back to blogging regularly again starting next week.  I've always felt September was the month of fresh beginnings and as much as I love Summer, a part of me is anxious to start decorating for Fall.

I thought I'd show you a few photos of my late Summer garden.  Of course, it would probably have been better to photograph it when everything was blooming but I didn't.  Maybe next year.

This is the front of our home.  I love my little birdbath and it is used constantly.  I have to fill it daily (sometimes twice a day!).  The grape hyacinths are beginning to come up here and there around the base of the birdbath.

The Autumn Joy sedum are just beginning to turn pink.  These add really lovely colour to the garden in late Summer and Fall and are one of those plants that thrive no matter what. 

The purple coneflowers are new this year and are planted on the street side of the fence.  We're still working on this part of the garden and I'm hoping that by next year, it will look much more finished (and all those stones will be gone!).

We added the flagstone path last year leading from our porch to our front gate.  I love our path.  I'm still working on the porch trying to make it a little more inviting and have a few ideas that I'll be trying out in the next couple of weeks.  Of course, the big green plastic watering can doesn't do much!  Note to self - remove ugly plastic things before taking photos.

Outside of our kitchen is our courtyard.  It's tiny and quaint but it's my favourite spot for sitting and enjoying a cup of coffee or a cold drink.

Looking back towards the kitchen window - a hydrangea, fern, clematis and lace cap hydrangea.

Caught in the act!  This little rabbit is responsible for all the damage in my garden!  I caught it nibbling on my sweet peas - again.

So that's a little peek into my garden!  We've made a lot of changes over the past two years and it's finally starting to come together the way I envisioned.  Of course, a garden is never finished but I feel we're at least making progress.

I hope you enjoy this last bit of Summer ... see you next week!


  1. I enjoyed this little tour of your beautiful place!

  2. Lynda, I thought your little plastic watering bucket added a pop of color. No? ☺

    Well your troublemaker certainly is a cute one though not at all who you want visiting the garden. Love the path and all the beautiful plantings and that birdbath is amazing.

    1. Thanks, Vee! I guess you could look at the watering can that way! It's better than my "oops!" :)

  3. Lynda, your garden looks so pretty, and although I am sure the bunny damage is frustrating, he sure is a precious little one! By the way, he looks well-fed too!!! :-)

    Here in NY, our leaves have been changing for about 2 weeks now, and are beginning to fall. This is the earliest I ever remember it happening, but we had an unseasonably "unhot" summer, so I am guessing that may be why.

    I am glad that your dad is all settled in.

    Wishing you a wonderful day, sweet friend! xo.

    1. Thanks, Lisa! Yes, the little bunny is adorable which is why I tolerate it and it's siblings. :)

      Our trees are changing and falling already too! I think the fall colours will peak much earlier this year.

  4. Your garden and yard are beautiful -- and so is that little bunny even if he is a pest! It is August in southern California which is usually the hottest month of the summer. It hasn't been too bad this year but this week is making up for it! Supposed to be 92 again today. Bet it is cooler in your garden than mine!

  5. Thanks, KcW! It's thankfully much cooler here. I don't handle 90 very well. :)

  6. Oh your garden looks delightful. I love the flagstone pathway to your front porch and all those beautiful floral additions.

  7. Love your garden & garden visitor :-)
    and your new sidebar photo is gorgeous xo
    have a wonderful long weekend.

  8. Oh my, your late summer garden looks so vividly dazzling! I'm quite curious as to how your blooms are faring this fall though. Anyway, I love the classic birdbath and the hydrangea clusters. Thank you so much for sharing! I hope you're having a great autumn!

    Mitchell Knapp @ Scenic Landscaping


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