Friday at the Farm

August is fast drawing to a close. I have been occupied with company and travel planning, so the gardens have not been tended as I’d wish. Nevertheless, there are surprises and beauty to be found. Some quick photos from this morning….

Hydrangea Limelight at the verandah

Aug23-2013Verandah2The front of the barn

Aug23-2013BarnBritt Marie Crawford

Aug23-2013BrittmarieCrawfordWhite Echinacea with clematis seed heads

Aug23-2013EchinaceaWhiteApricot Foxgloves

Aug23-2013FoxglovesLimelight hydrangeas with Brown-Eyed Susans

Aug23-2013LimelightBrownEyedSusansTwo varieties of Phlox from the “Feelings” series

Aug23-2013PhloxFeelingsPink delphinium nearer the house

Aug23-2013PkDelphVariegated Hydrangea blooms well this year!


In the Reed Garden, Parrotia turns color and blends with the Japanese Blood Grass.

Aug23-2013ParrotiaJapaneseGrassGentians in Reed’s Garden

Aug23-2013GentiansGrasses and dark stems in Reed’s Garden

Aug23-2013ReedGardenCoreopsis, Amsonia and more grasses in this garden

Aug23-2013CoreopsisGrassAmsoniaNearer the house, the yellow and blue garden has second blooms on the delphiniums

Aug23-2013DelphsYellow and blue in a Fall garden

Aug23-2013FallGardenThese white lupines are a late surprise!

Aug23-2013LupinesVerbena bonariensis with ‘Overdam’…a favorite combination

Aug23-2013OverdamVerbenaBVitex is always a special delight. It really isn’t supposed to survive here, but with patience, eventually shines!

Aug23-2013VitexThanks for joining me on my walk-about!


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6 Responses to Friday at the Farm

  1. I love that you can grow Vitex. How tall does it get for you? Does it die back all the way to the ground each winter?

    • gardenbug says:

      Vitex is about 5 1/2 feet tall, a lovely bush now! It dies back ALL THE WAY each winter and returns with only a leaf or two by the end of June. Then, a quick growth follows. I’m so happy to have it!

  2. Mary Waind says:

    It was a lovely walk about, Marie. Thank you!

  3. Deanne says:

    how very beautiful! I love the clematis seed head and Echinacea combination.

  4. Alice Jordon says:

    Everything is beautiful Marie! Reed’s garden is always my favorite!

  5. The homestead is looking fabulous Marie! Especially love the weathered wood with purple tones.

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