Saturday, August 2, 2008

Just Some Garden Flowers

It's August and it's hot in the Salt Lake Valley. Thankfully, unlike week before last, it is NOT humid. I hate humidity! It's so much easier to deal with 100 degrees and 15% humidity than it is to deal with 80 degrees and 50% humidity. But enough of that........... The garden is perpetually thirsty, but our grass, trees and lovely flowers must stick to a strict watering schedule; we are, after all, a mountain desert. We always make our lawn go quite thirsty at the beginning of the season in order to develop its deep roots. That way, we can go longer between waterings the rest of the season. So this morning, before it got too hot, I took a stroll around the front yard and snapped a few pictures.It's the time of year for the daylilies and coneflowers to be blooming. The dwarf Japanese maple turns from red to green. The Asiatic lily beyond the coneflowers has already bloomed.

Another daylily


The delphiniums are spent (must trim!), but the goldenrod is going nuts. These are the lazy days - the dog days of August, I guess - when it's hard to motivate myself to get out in the yard because of the heat. But I did spend a half hour out in the front weeding yesterday, and another half hour in the back today, so I'm not totally hopeless!

2 comments :

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Hello Cathy I love your Mt. Desert gardens. Your blooms are beautiful. Thanks for sharing them with us. Hugs Judy

theysaywordscanbleed said...

what a pretty garden!

arlene,
Tacoma florist