August has arrived and there’s no place I’d rather be than outside enjoying sunshine and nature. The flowers are at their peak so I thought I’d share my garden tour with you – along with a peek at my new backyard garden pond!
It’s the first Saturday of the month which means I’m joining a few blogging buddies to share ways to cozy up your living during the month of August. For me, August is all about the garden and relishing its beauty. I hope you’ll enjoy my garden tour!
We recently added pretty foxglove to the cutting garden. This is a newer hybrid called Illumination Flame. I was searching for fall-like colors and this beauty was on sale for $5 at our local nursery.
My goal is to create a shasta daisy border along the east side of the flower garden. You can see all the zinnias in the background, along with newly planted hyssop.
I find State Fair Zinnias to be the best type of zinnia for cutting and using in flower arrangements. The stems are long and sturdy and the blooms are larger than most zinnias.
An errant Heavenly Blue morning glory popped up in the garden and I’m letting it wind its way on the chicken wire that supported green beans last year. Isn’t that an amazing shade of blue?
Purple liastris is new to the cutting garden this year, selected for its ability to attract bees and butterflies. I’m looking into what it takes to have the yard certified as a wildlife habitat.
I think this is butternut squash. We didn’t plant any squash this year but this one popped up in the garden from an errant seed. In the past I’ve had both spaghetti squash and butternut squash. So we’ll see what grows from its beautiful flower.
Coneflowers always look pretty in the garden this time of year.
In the backyard, phlox pair with coneflowers next to the fence. My goal is to create a series of gardens throughout our property.
Phlox are deliciously fragrant and I love sitting next to these. This is the best-smelling flower in the garden tour.
You know what else I love sitting next to? OUR NEW POND!!! The crew installed it on Monday and I’ve fallen in love with it. This weekend I’m planting bushes, flowers, and ground cover around it and will take more photos to share on the blog. The pond is my new cozy spot in the garden and the perfect way to celebrate the month of August.
Here’s a close-up of the waterfall. It’s so relaxing sitting out here! Hubby is starting the deck tomorrow and then we have a small patio to install. I can’t wait to show you the entire backyard when it’s done.
Next week I’ll share some of the pond construction process, along with before and after photos.
And now, please visit my blogging friends to see how they make life a little cozy during the month of August!