August Playground

The landscape is a playground in August. Prior to entering the fall gardening season the month of August puts on a show making it one of my favorite months of the year.

We get the opportunity to enjoy dramatic hydrangeas and their towering panicled flowers. Blooming perennial Allium blooms are covered in bees and butterflies. The hummingbird moths are intoxicated by the Agastache. The Echinacea are brilliant and blooming. The Ornamental grasses are in their prime and dancing in the breeze, warm humid weather does not bother them one bit. The Rudbeckia laciniata ‘Herbstsonne’ reach for the sunlight. The Sedums, Succulents and Opuntia Cactus are in their prime and loving the long hot days of summer. Yes I wait patiently for the month of August to arrive every year and when it does… “leafs” us just too fast. Soak in every moment.



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