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August 22, 2015

THE GARDEN GIFTS OF AUGUST

Here are a few garden gifts the month of August has brought to the createaerie, like.....

leafy growth to the water lotus I started from seed back in June.....
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©Linda Nelson 2015

lots of big leafy swiss chard.......
©Linda Nelson 2015

plenty of colorful dahlias to harvest.......
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©Linda Nelson 2015

©Linda Nelson 2015

©Linda Nelson 2015

........and fertile fronds of the sensitive fern.  They're great for drying, and will retain their gorgeous emerald green color for many months to come.
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©Linda Nelson 2015

The garden beds are showing no signs of exhaustion (despite the horrid, humid heat!)........
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©Linda Nelson 2015
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©Linda Nelson 2015
©Linda Nelson 2015
........especially not the Stella D'Oro daylilies.  Well, that's actually because I cut them back completely to the ground just after their first flush bloom.  They were up and growing again within a few weeks. 
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©Linda Nelson 2015
Some gifts of harvest, such as my ornamental corn....... 
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©Linda Nelson 2015
and other little curiosities from my garden, like.....
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©Linda Nelson 2015
dried golden yarrow........
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©Linda Nelson 2015
dried poppy seed pods.........
and those gorgeous fertile fronds, will become lovely little decorating accoutrements for the fall.

Ahh....., the gifts of August!

5 comments:

  1. Beautiful Linda! I was trying to find my favorite part but... Every single plant and flower is gorgeous. The whole garden is grand and offers nice sceneries. I agree - ahh, the gifts of August...

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    1. Thank you, Charlotte. There are just so many wonderful things to harvest at this time of year.

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  2. Love your garden Linda. I don't have one on the Island. We are in the woods and you know how the deer love everything.

    Pretty photos. Thanks for sharing.

    Linda
    BOLIACF

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    1. Thank you, Linda. Yes, the deer can prove very challenging in our area, and is something that I must constantly keep in mind with regard to my clients.

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