Summer Garden ~ Our Fairfield Home & Garden
August, the time of waking to early light and birdsong. Warm breezes enjoyed from a shady chair after garden-tending. The aroma of a barbeque on the grill wafts across the way. And fireflies and cicada choruses are signaling the end of the day.
Now the sturdier summer plants that can take the heat and dry have their time. Rudbeckias, Limelight Hydrangeas, Day Lilies and self-sown annuals keep color in the garden along with the container plantings.
Tomatoes and zucchinis are plentiful and we are experimenting with new recipes and putting some up. Wild birds are happy with seedheads left undisturbed for their dining pleasure. Catbirds are swiping cherry tomatoes from The Shutter Garden, but there are plenty for all of us.
The worries of the world are left behind as you step into a summer garden.
New York State Ironweed in the Summer Garden ~ Our Fairfield Home & Garden
Shade Garden in August ~ Our Fairfield Home & Garden
Shutter garden In August ~ Our Fairfield Home & Garden
Front Island garden in August ~ Our Fairfield Home & Garden
Morning Glories & Birdhouse
Verbena Bonariensis ~ delicate tall flowers self sow with abandon
Pink Zinnias for a cheery pop of color!
Birdhouse on a fencepost
Squash Blossom ~ big as a dinner plate!
Gerbera Daisy Bloom
Rudbeckia Triloba ~ a Goldfinch feast!
Pink Asiatic Lily ~ tall and elegant
Rudbeckia Lacinata ~ Six foot giants for a tall border or screen!
Goldfinch eating sunflower seeds
Feverfew ~ self sows throughout the flowerbeds
Day Lily ~ one of many varieties in our garden
Coneflower adds a pop of color in the summer garden!
Clethra “Ruby Spice” is a pollinator and hummingbird magnet!
Black-Eyed Susans ~ leave the seed heads for the birds!