It’s good to be back after a week’s vacation down south with the family. If you care to read about our 13-hour car ride to South Carolina, you can check it out here:
A 13-hour car ride with the family
Or if you share my obsession with people watching in the ocean, check this out:
The ocean is the great equalizer
I was also super excited to read this review of my book:
John Markowski’s book finds a place in my garden
No more self-promotion, I swear.
In terms of the garden, things are looking eh; a little worn out and beaten up from all of the rain this past week.
I’ve missed Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day for a months running but fortunately remembered it for today. Before diving into my garden pics, here are a few other GBBD posts from some of my friends around the country.
May Dreams Gardens
The Outlaw Gardener
The Rainy Day Gardener
On to my humble lot:
A little Lobelia love
Lobelia cardinalis ‘Black Truffle’
Lobelia gerardii ‘Vedrariensis’
Grasses flower too
Micanthus purpurascens (Flame Grass) in front. Panicum ‘Heavy Metal’ in back.
Blooms of Molinia ‘Cordoba’
Still going strong
Eupatorium (Joe Pye Weed) ‘Gateway’
Eupatorium (Joe Pye Weed) ‘Phantom’
Rudbeckia (Black Eyed Susan)
Allium ‘Mt. Sinai’
Helenium (Sneezeweed) ‘Mariachi Series’
Boltonia (False Aster) ‘Pink Beauty’
Rose of Sharon through the lens of an ornamental grass
Sedum (Stonecrop) ‘Autumn Fire’
Monarda (Bee Balm)
Echinacea (Coneflower) ‘Fragrant Angel’
Astilbe and Echinacea (Coneflower) ‘Sunset’
Veronica (Speedwell) ‘Royal Candles’
Perovskia (Russian Sage)