I love Kathleen's post, August Garden Mayhem. She talks about how her garden looks a "little worse for wear" this time of year.
For us, now is the season before the mums and asters and after the daisies, lilies, crocosmia, and daylilies.
The plants that help us through August;
I love our 'Norah Leigh' phlox paniculata.
Here it is with Lychnis coronaria.
And with some sunshine;
I love the bi-colored leaf.
Here she's leaning over our new garden path.
This is also a good time of year for dahlias, either from tubers I bought or seeds I started.
Of course we wouldn't be without echinaceas. I've tried getting other colors than purpurea going but so far no luck.
Here is a "mess o' flowers" along the right path. (You can see Chelsea on the back porch.) But I love the mess right now - coreopsis, Russian sage, calendula, coronaria, rudbeckias and morning glory.
Here is a typical garden bed for us this time of year;
That same bed on July 27th;
Did you notice Jessie hiding out in the photo above?
Here's a tighter shot;
He's having a great time playing in the garden every day. On Monday he has an appointment with the vet to lose his "manliness".
Hope your August is shaping up wonderfully.