The Tuesday View August 23

August 23, 2016

August 23, 2016

Forgive the lighting on these photos as I took them after the sun had risen. I know this isn’t Tuesday, but you’ll understand why I’m a day late when you see my Wordless Wednesday post.

While the summer continues to wane, the annuals are putting on quite the show.

Above, you can see through the middle are puffy clouds of pink and white phlox (P. paniculata) and along the front (left and right), white flowering tobacco (Nicotiana alata), pink coneflowers (Echinacea purpurea), and lamb’s ears (Stachys byzantina). 

IMG_4448At the rear, pink and white cleome (C. hassleriana) mix with a smattering of pink cosmos (C. bipinnatus ‘Sensation Mix’), and a patch of zinnias (Z. elegans ‘County Fair Mix’).

IMG_4443At the far left, the calendulas (C. officinalis) are mixed with zinnias. In the back, more cleome and cosmos, a giant sunflower that continues to grow higher and higher, and a huge mound of ivy-leaved morning glory (Ipomoea hederacea) that has finally begun to bloom, but unfortunately, the dense foliage masks the blossoms.IMG_4445 However, this plant does gets high points for texture. It would be great to screen an undesirable view or to create privacy. The Japanese beetles leave it alone, while just in front of it, they’ve devoured the mallow (Malva sylvestris ‘Zebrina’) leaves. Thankfully, they leave the blossoms alone.

I’m linking with Cathy at Words and Herbs, joining participants taking weekly photos of the same garden over the course of the growing season to note its evolution.

Below are some of the previous views for comparison:


April 1, 2016


June 11, 2016


June 28, 2016


July 26, 2016

August 2, 2016

August 2, 2016

August 16, 2016

August 16, 2016

About Eliza Waters

Gardener, writer, photographer, naturalist
This entry was posted in Country Gardening, My Photos and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

31 Responses to The Tuesday View August 23

  1. What an incredible transformation across the year, Eliza. A beautiful, coherent mixture of flowers.

  2. Kris P says:

    Summer is absolutely glorious in your garden, Eliza!

  3. Cathy says:

    The pink cosmos are lovely – possibly at their best right now? And golden rod right at the back? Such a wonderful mix of flowers still! 🙂 Have a great week Eliza!

  4. Incredible, well done. Here in SW France it is so so dry, we have had one day of rain since the end of June. The garden is looking so parched and the plants are struggling, we are watering anything in tubs and the vegetable garden thanks to our well, the rest has to fend for itself!

  5. Jane Lurie says:

    Such beauty, Eliza!

  6. arlingwoman says:

    It’s still looking lush and beautiful!!! Glad you got to the beach!

  7. dianaed2013 says:

    Love the idea of showing the same area through the months of the
    year – so many lovely annuals – especially like cosmos for its feathery foliage
    autumn flowers are now making their mark

  8. Laurie Graves says:

    Oh, that late summer garden!

  9. Beautywhizz says:

    Seeing the progress from bare place to such beautiful sight is amazing.

  10. As always, I love these posts!

    My “mixed” zinnias were all yellow this year. Apparently, “mixed” did not refer to color.

  11. bittster says:

    I didn’t realize you had so many annuals in there, they really carry on the show throughout the second half of summer! You say nature does most of the work, I think you’ve been busy as well 🙂

  12. Looking good Eliza. Hope beach time is fun

  13. Christy B says:

    The evolution of your garden is incredible! I love before and after shots, and yours included “middle” shots of the process too 🙂

Comments are closed.