Around the garden in August
Now that our front-yard mockingbirds have left the nest and gone their separate ways, I can finally work in the garden again!
Despite relatively dry conditions, and the arrival of a host of garden pests, this is a magical time of year for growing things.
Nasturtiums are a splash of color in the front yard.
I love zinnias! These are brightening up our back porch.
I always thought these little white clusters were a decorative allium, until a friend recently pointed out that they look like garlic chives! I’ll definitely be snipping a few plants soon to use in the kitchen.
Scarlet runner bean, running.
I spotted this delightful creation in front of the hydrangeas on the shady side of our house.