Wednesday, August 17, 2011

My Garden/ Nature Notes

My garden last Sunday afternoon

Fall is in the air and many of my late season plants are now blooming.

Largest square: a wasp on gooseneck loosestrife (Lysmachia clethroides).  No one needs to tell me this plant is invasive. I know. I tried to tear it out of my gardens a couple of years ago...and looks who's back. Gooseneck loosestrife is pretty but I will be  digging a whole lot out in the next few weeks. This time I'll leave a couple of plants since it's determined to be in this dry garden anyway!

Working clockwise: Buddleia (I'm not sure which variety bit it was the first of my Buddleia plants to blossom this year); giant rosehip of my Rosa rugosa;  cranesbill geranium 'Roxanne', Japanese anemone 'Pembina' (Anemone hupehensis) and phlox.

Please note that I include the botanical names because they remain the same around the world but the common names vary.

Please visit Michelle at Rambling Woods for more NATURE NOTES.

28 comments:

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Fall is in the air. Your summer is short and intense.

Beautiful photos.

Lois Evensen said...

So pretty. Love your images. Yes, this summer certainly seemed to get past us quickly.

Roan said...

Your flowers are beautiful!

Sandra said...

the sweet little purple guy is my favorite. beautiful collage

Cassy said...

Wow! I love those flowers. Look gorgeous.

Cassy from Beginner Free Guitar Lessons

see you there! said...

Fall already? Love that big fat rose hip.

Darla

Tanya said...

you have the most beautiful garden!

Stephanie said...

Beautiful collage! I still wish to learn how to do this in Photoshop Elements.

don said...

I like this tour of your garden flowers. Each shot is a fine one in itself. That dark fellow is fearsome looking.

Jacob said...

I think this is one of your nicest collages...such beautiful colors and a good variety.

"Fall is in the air"?????? It's going to be 95 here today, I think!

Gattina said...

Beautiful flowers in your garden !

EG Wow said...

Hey all! By "fall in the air" I mean the day temperatures are still high here BUT the night temperatures are significantly lower. Lots of dew on the grass every morning.

Our maple leaves are still green, though.

RedPat said...

A lovely tour! The colour of that phlox is wonderful.

TexWisGirl said...

very pretty mosaic

aka Penelope said...

The hungry wasp on the flower is a delightful capture. Your garden grows very well and a treat to see when prettily arranged in the collage. :)

Dyche Designs said...

Beautiful images.

Carver said...

Wonderful shots from your garden. You have a lot going on in it.

Barb said...

Brilliant colourful pics. You're making me question why I live in the desert :)

eileeninmd said...

Lovely flowers and very colorful! A beautiful mosaic.

George said...

I'm sorry to hear about the return of the gooseneck loosestrife, but all of your pictures are beautiful. I really like your collage.

Randy said...

As always a lovely collage.

Pieces of Sunshine said...

So many beautiful captures!

Buttons said...

Amazing photos. B

Small City Scenes said...

Gorgeous flowers in your garden--as usual. Isn't loosestrife pretty invasive and a plant you don't want anyway? Or is that a different variety? Great shots all! MB

Elisa said...

I love your garden!

VP said...

A beautiful garden and some really great photos!

Rose said...

You must have a lovely garden!

Rambling Woods said...

Sorry EG about my invasives comment. Of course you would know..it seems like a constant battles here with garlic mustard and the loosestrife..

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