Our garden is always colorful in August, because we've planted a lot of mid-summer blooming perennials and ornamental grasses to go with them, but I've rarely seen it as lush as this year. We have all the excessive rain to thank for this. We had another afternoon thundershower today, and I actually got soaked while out on the riding lawnmower.
It's also been cooler than normal, so the flowers are lasting longer too. Here's what the gardens looked like yesterday afternoon:
I'm a keen gardener and garden writer and photographer, living on a country property of 10 acres near Hamilton, Ont.
I love ornamental grasses and easy-care, contemporary garden styles. In my garden I try to work with nature, instead of fighting it.
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