This is the time of year when I naturally take stock of the garden. Most plants have peaked by now and it’s easy to see where things have worked and where they haven’t worked. I started taking some photos for a post on analyzing this year’s garden and I realized that is a difficult thing to do. I don’t like showing photos of the less attractive parts of the garden.
So I stopped and took a bunch of close up shots. These are a complete cop-out. Any gardener can find a few flowers that look great at any given time. But they are still interesting. So, while I work up the mental fortitude to show some of the less successful parts of my garden, I thought I’d just show some pretty pictures of pretty flowers.
|Castor bean ‘Impala’|
|Dahlia ‘Gonzo Grape’ (I think)|
|Arisaema triphyllum (Jack-in-the-pulpit)|
|Clematis ‘Silver Moon’ (grows in shade)|
|Gingko biloba ‘Gnome’|
|Echinops ritro (globe thistle)|
|Nasella tenuissima (Mexican feather grass)|
|Dahlia ‘David Howard’|