Bloomsday: August 2012

Family medical issues have been taking priority over the garden lately, but that doesn’t mean I can’t post some pictures for Bloomsday!  I will, however, keep this post fairly pared down.

The knapweed looks pretty done for, but if I prune it down to the ground again, we will get at least one more good showing before winter sets in.

Along with crowding the roses, this fuchsia is getting overrun with grass.  I was in the process of taking care of that, when I discovered both my second yellow-jacket nest of the season and then a giant bald-faced hornet nest (pictures coming soon).

These fuchsias look much happier, and I am planning to add the one in the previous pic to this bunch when I can.

My climbing roses are starting to look happy on their trellis.

And I will end with this.  I did not plant this Red Hot Poker, nor do I particularly want it in this particular location.  However, it looks so glorious when it is in bloom that I can never make myself dig it up.

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4 Responses to Bloomsday: August 2012

  1. Jayne Rogers says:

    I have been plagued with unfriendly bees this year! Last year I had to have my wedding rings cut off due to swelling when stung! I do appreciate what the good bees do for us – but the aggressive nasty bees are not loved by me!

    • Sarah says:

      I don’t mind bees that much, but each time we think we’ve killed this darned hornet nest, we see more of the critters crawling around on the nest.

  2. Scott Weber says:

    Lovely blooms…but EEK about the wasps!

    • Sarah says:

      I’m definitely glad that we finally seem to have that problem under control. I’m still having trouble comprehending how we missed the hornet nest. The other two were relatively small, but that one was ginormous!

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