"Just stunning Clare, so much colour to admire and like Lorraine said - that copper coloured Coleus is amazing (almost matches my hair!!) We actually had frosts this year so my coleus took a beating, but will chop them back and they will rise again."
Thanks for your nice comments on my paintings! Yes I've been painting for a few years -- an extension gardening for me, I guess. What I can't grow well, I tend to paint, I guess! Thanks again, Kathleen
"You won't regret planting these phlox, Audra. The number and size of the blooms increase each year and they bloom for almost two months. Definitely the highlight of our late summer garden! (Warning: groundhogs love to eat these -- especially…"
"Agreed, Lorraine! Between the need for water and the weeds, having a nice lawn really is a challenge. We have a lawn sprinkler system but need to have it adjusted because certain parts of the lawn (like this part) don't get watered. Even though…"
"Lorraine, this bed probably started with about 8 plants five years ago. They spread like crazy and make quite a statement in the mid to late summer garden. We can see this patch from our kitchen window and it is so bright and cheerful. Here is a pic…"