There’s something about the flowers

Of late summer

That I love.

Maybe it’s because they are sturdy enough

To thrive in the normal August heat.

With the cool days

And unprecedented rain

We’ve been having

This year’s August garden

Is lush.

Out of control really.

The cockscomb is doing it’s usual thing.



Zinnias are beginning to bloom.

They didn’t get planted till around the 4th of July

So they are just now kicking in.



Endless Summer hydrangea

Are putting on new blooms.

While their cousin Annabelle

Has never stopped.


And Cleome is still going strong.


The thing that I notice

Is how different each of these flowers is.

Their forms.

Their needs.

Their appearance.

Yet when you put them together

In a simple vase.

They not only

Play well together

They encourage one another.


How can you not love a garden?


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Filed under cleome, cockscomb, Hydrangea, late summer garden, Perennials, Rain, self seeding annuals, Sunflowers, Uncategorized, Zinnia

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