Friday, August 2, 2013

Early August Garden

This time of year, most of our garden is rather lackluster, but the Crepe myrtles are  putting on a show.

We have four of these beauties. They usually bloom the middle of July, but they're a couple of weeks late this year.

Our Natchez crepe myrtle is really looking good. 
It was put in three years ago, when we had the walkway done.

These pink Vinca all reseeded themselves from last year...along with one or two yellow Lantana. 
The Autumn Joy sedum, in the middle...

 ...and this one, were planted at the same time. It amazes me that they look so different.

Flagstone path leading from the deck to the shed. 
Do you think it looks like a snake?

The Banana peppers are producing a LOT...why did I plant so many?

Butterflies are loving the Zinnias.

A garden sign I rescued. 

Thanks for visiting our cottage garden. 
Let me fill a bag with some Banana peppers for you to take home. :)

xo  Babs

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Myra said...

Your garden is lovely. I'll pass on the banana peppers. Our peppers are doing better than anything else in our garden.

Sarah said...

Lovely, Babs. I'm always in awe of the crepe myrtles that bloom and bloom all summer long. Many are along the highways were only nature is watering them. The certainly can stand the heat and droughts conditions.

Judi said...

I don't think it looks lackluster at all, everything still looks great!! Although I do like Crepe Myrtle, seeing them in bloom is a little sad for me as it is a sign Summers end is near ~ I like your flagstone path, it looks like it could have been there 100 years :) ~ Judi

Kelly said...

So pretty! I wish we had pruned our crepe myrtles this year so they would've bloomed. Yours are gorgeous! I love that wooden structure in your garden too that is shaped like a cone. Not sure what it's called.

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Oh your garden is beautiful. It is so hot right now here in the desert that everything looks terrible. You flowers are all stunning. Thanks for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

Peggy said...

Hi Babs, thanks for the comment on my blog which allowed me to find your lovely one. Living in the north,,western PA we can't grow crepe myrtles here but every time I visited family in.georgia I admired those beautiful trees. Yu have a lovely garden. Be back to visit soon. peggy From PA

Pat said...

Your August Garden is gorgeous, dear friend!!!
Love seeing your Sedum. . .mine is in about the same stage here on the Prairie, thanks to all of our recent rains!
"Mr. Ed" loves banana peppers, so yes, please. . .one bag full!!!
Have a wonderful weekend!

Diane said...

Such a beautiful garden! Every time that I see how much effort some of my fellow bloggers put into their gardens, I am horrified that I do not garden. My poor husband has a job just keeping up with mowing our yard - yikes! We need to do better!!

Unknown said...

Babs, this is beautiful! Love the crepe myrtles!!

Cottage and Broome said...

I love that snaky path! It is hard to keep color in the garden once mid season hits. I like the myrtle such a pretty color. Have a great weekend, Laura

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Bag me up some of those peppers, too! heehee! Your garden is lovely and I love the winding path. Crepe M.s do great here in Florida and seem to be blooming all summer this year! Hugs!

Suzan said...

For some reason my crepe myrtles and my tomatoes aren't doing very well. It's taking for ever for them to turn red and for the myrtles to bloom!! Your's are BEAUTFIUL!

Alison @ The Polohouse said...

I love seeing the southern gardens! Yours is so pretty, Babs. I wish we had trees that flowered past the early spring days.
Your climate is so much more suited to these beauties.
And yes, bag up some peppers for me!
Thanks for sharing!

Pondside said...

We don't have Crepe Myrtle here. It's a beautiful plant! Your garden is lovely - I really like your walkways.

Dana Bishop said...

Hi Babs~. I truly love the cottage garden look you have captured. The crepe myrtle are profuse! Is the Autumn joy blooming early? We have had a really warm summer and my fall asters are already blooming. I like the structure of your gardenscape. I'm inspired!

Dana Bishop said...

Hi Babs~. I truly love the cottage garden look you have captured. The crepe myrtle are profuse! Is the Autumn joy blooming early? We have had a really warm summer and my fall asters are already blooming. I like the structure of your gardenscape. I'm inspired!

The Tablescaper said...

What a beautiful garden.

Wonderful to have you be a part of Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper

Sandra said...

Beautiful Garden! The kind of garden I only dream about having :)
Thanks for sharing at the HomeAcre Hop!
I hope you join us again Thursday!