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Monday, August 25, 2014

August Garden

This is one of my favorite times to enjoy the flowers in our yard. Although some of the blooms are looking a little tired and worn, there are so many flowers and so much color. I also think I appreciate it more, knowing that Fall is right around the corner, and soon the flowers will be done. Here's what happening in our back yard.

Lots of purple and pinks from the phlox.


This is a mystery lily.  Bob didn't plant it - it just showed up!


Most of our lavender is done, but a few stalks are still blooming.


This is Monarda, also known as bee balm.



I love globe thistle!  It's pretty as it starts to open...


And so unusual when it's opened up!


Black eyed Susans are so cheery.


This flower bed is full of blooms, and the birds are happy to stop by.


This is Rose of Sharon.  We have quite a few bushes in various colors.





The purple coneflower...


And the white coneflower are more of my favorites.


Here we are almost at the back of our property.  Bob's got the back yard filled with color!

18 comments:

Linda E said...

I love the flowers and you have a beautiful yard...enjoy while you can, because as you said, fall is around the corner.

Betsy Brock said...

Everything looks beautiful! I love the colors. I think I need a Rose of Sharon...so pretty. I admire them every time I see them!

I think you're enjoying your new camera!

Karen said...

Your yard is beautiful. And that mystery lily is gorgeous.

Sola Scriptura said...

I love all of the purple! Your garden is delightful, thank you for sharing with us :)

Judy said...

You have a beautiful colorful backyard. I have not seen your mystery lily before, very pretty.

Patsy said...

Thanks for the garden walk, very pretty.

Jenny said...

Bob is a wonder, working along with the Creator of all this gorgeousness to make a lovely world in your yard. My TG adores Rose of Sharon! I'm partial to the purple coneflower but that mystery lily is really something. So vibrant!!! My mother (a gardener on a par with Bob) would call it a "volunteer" ... !!! xoxo

Connie said...

Your yard is beautiful. The flowers are so pretty this time of the year.

Amy at love made my home said...

You still have lots of lovely flowers, it all looks very pretty indeed. Your mystery lily is beautiful, you can handle it when visitors like that turn up unexpectedly can't you! xx

Kerin said...

Beautiful!
Your property looks like a park!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Seriously...this post is like an article from House and Garden.

Terri D said...

Your yard could be in a magazine, Mari. Wow. Just gorgeous. I would love to just wander through and enjoy the peaceful beauty. I want to sit on that bench. If Bob is the "yard boy" he should get a raise and lots of praise! LOL

White Lace and Promises said...

Wow! You call that a garden? Looks like Paradise. I would love to take that path and sit a few. Soooo very pretty and your photos are great!

Cherdecor said...

I think I could get lost in your gardens. They are so beautiful! I like the design that Bob has made. There is probably a secret garden in there that Alaina will like to explore.

Jennifer said...

You have a beautiful garden, Mari. There's a lot of variety and everything looks really healthy.

Brooke said...

gorgeous as always!! love those purples (my favorite color)

Jean Stauffer said...

Oh Mari!! It is all so beautiful!! Bob does a wonderful job!

Sally said...

Oh my goodness!

Your yard and flowers are just gorgeous. I don't know another name.

I love seeing all the different colors too. :)