The end of August is always the biggest hurrah of the garden season. Everything is so full and lush, one needs a machete just to make it down the wooden staircase to my shed. My yard is severely overgrown, after years of neglect. Some days I think I'm going to 'redo it all' and rip it all apart and start from scratch, and other days I think "Nah, I like what Mother Nature has done to the place.' It's primarily a yard full of wildflowers and weeds now, but it still has it's own magical beauty: especially in the fall when all the Golden Rod is in bloom.
You can buy the Golden Rod plant at any nursery, but you also see it growing along the road this time of the year. I planted mine, and it reseeded into this! A Sea of Yellow! A nuisance plant, but oh so pretty when it is in it's glory.
Here is a close up of the Golden Rod plant. A lot of people are allergic to this plant. If your one of those people, you would not want to visit my house right now. :)
The view of my garden as seen from my living room window.
A grassy garden path with wildflowers on either side of it.
I love my tall red Salvia that I plant up against the front of my house. This plant really likes this spot, and always does well here. Anything else I've ever planted here has never done as well. Gardening to me is all about making mistakes. If you plant something somewhere and it isn't growing well, try moving it to another location, or plant something different. If a fertilizer doesn't do much, try a different one, or better yet, go organic and use compost! I'm always learning what works and doesn't work in my garden by trial and error. And every year is different, producing issues and problems you didn't have the year before.
The view from the top of the staircase and you descend down the steps.
And I leave you with the side view of the staircase garden as seen from the roof of our home.
And that concludes the end of my summer garden posts. I don't expect much else to bloom. Everything will start to fade away little by little. But I will keep taking pictures for you, as long as I can. When the leaves start to change, there will be new color and new interest. I even find the garden quite interesting in the winter as well. And if I ever reach a point where I am struggling with what to photograph in my own garden for a weekly post, well, I'll just share pictures of other people's gardens or discuss garden topics. So the Sunday Garden Posts will continue all year, but with some adaptations. I will probably bring in Home and Seasonal decor as well!
Have a great day! Amy
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