Out in the center garden there is a whole lot of texture going on. It looks a bit wild. Someone was in my garden today for the first time and she said "oh I just love the way your garden looks so wild". That about say it all. I took it as a compliment because she is another nature lover.
She was the perfect guest in that she didn't mention any of the weeds including this hulking beast. I have no idea what it is but it is about as tall as I am (5'6") and has rough leaves. I have left it in this place because I want to see what kind of bloom it has. I might be able to figure out what it is when it blooms too. Oops, I digress.
The next spot that wasn't too crispy was out by the blackberries. This is a piece of Sum and Substance I placed here where the bird bath used to sit. It hasn't grown to full proportions yet. It is filling the hole that developed when I moved the bird bath. The poor little Toad lily has lots of buds on it. I think it is waiting for a good rain before it opens.
I hope you all enjoyed seeing a few spots in the garden that aren't all that crispy. For more foliage follow ups to GBBD go to Digging, Pam's blog to see others. Or if you want to participate make an entry and go comment on Pam's blog.
Green is just about all we have right now. The second blooming of things got scorched by the intense heat we've had!ReplyDelete
BTW Lisa, you are MORE than welcome to use any photo on my blog for painting. :c)
Lisa, it all looks so fresh and good. I should take pictures of my awful hostas and show them. Maybe not. :)ReplyDelete
Love love LOVE that "wild" texture shot! And like Dee, I'm envying your lush-looking hostas. I can't really show mine right now, either. :(ReplyDelete
Let me know when you figure out what your weed is, because I have a couple of those myself. Not nearly so tall as yours, though--yet!
I had to laugh at your hulking beast of a weed. I do that too -- I leave a big old weed in place to see if I can identify it by bloom. And of course when it blooms I find out it is purple loosestrife, the worst of the worst invasive here. Loved your term "crispy". That's how I would describe my garden now.ReplyDelete
Your hostas look great, Lisa! Some of mine are definitely looking crispy around the edges...still waiting for rain.ReplyDelete
I had to laugh at your keeping the weed to see what it looks like. I just cut out some mare's tail from the butterfly garden because I don't want this weed to take over, but I have to admit it has some pretty blooms. I let it grow for a long time because I wasn't sure if it was a weed or a forgotten flower:)
Fresh and green is lovely to see while hunkered down inside with triple-digit temps outside. If there's anything crispy about your garden, you sure can't tell from these pictures. I have one of those un-ID'd weeds growing too, just to see what it turns out to be. Mine isn't as tall as yours yet.ReplyDelete
Hi Lisa.....Love your wild look, wild is the best as far I am concerned. Glad your visitor enjoyed the garden, how could she not??ReplyDelete
I have something I am nursing at the moment....not sure if itis a weed or not. I usually end up with some horribly invasive plant that I loathe. For some strange reason if I don't know what it is I just can't pull it!!
Do hope you get some rain soon.....
Your hosta is looking good. Mine is already fading out. Seems like summer is draining the garden a lot earlier than usual this year.ReplyDelete
Hi again Lisa, yes thank-you I did enjoy seeing the border views from your garden. I love foliage, green in the garden and also have a partially shaded garden too :-)ReplyDelete
Love ‘June’ holding court… what a beauty she is too. I have her in my garden too but keep dividing her so she hasn’t had the time to bulk up. Mm… I have a feeling that the Scottish slugs do find her tasty.
Love the idea of the weed getting to grow to flower… I’d be tempted to do that too ;-)
Lisa, it sure looks good to me~I like the textured look your garden has~ very nice in the greener days (with brown in my garden) of August and am very curious to see the weed id! gailReplyDelete
Love the foliage, even the tall unknown weed! :)ReplyDelete
I do understand crispy leaves. I do very little watering so most of the garden has to hang on until the Autumn rains come.ReplyDelete
I too love the wild look. My husband is not as wild about it! LOL....
It is raining.... finally....
the thunder sounds wonderful.
I have that weed also! Your hosta looks just as happy as can be. My garden is getting quite crispy.ReplyDelete
It's been a weird and hot summer, hasn't it, Lisa? But you've got some nice foliage there. I don't have 'Sum and Substance' but my mom just bought some at Wade & Gatton when we were there.ReplyDelete
I've never had a slug problem with my hostas until this year. They look awful - the ones the slugs love, anyway.
Some of my hostas still look great. Some look like $&@#. I love your big weed. I do that a lot. I love seeing mystery weeds ID themselves--I have a big ol daisy-type weed in my sunny bed right now.ReplyDelete
Thank you for voting for my dogs (#21, 22 on FiFi's blog!)ReplyDelete
Your garden looks so fresh and cool, in the middle of this hot summer!
Loved your story about the little bird on my blog!ReplyDelete
Seeing green and enjoy figuring the layers and textures here.ReplyDelete
I don't have much plants in my garden but really love to have something like this in my garden!
In my "wild" garden (wild can indeed be a form of presenting and creating a garden :-) !!) green foliages are actually dominating too. But soon they'll turn into autumn colors or fade. I like the way you combine your hostas with other plants... the leaves of my hostas look like the famous Emmental cheese...they have a lot of holes (slugs).ReplyDelete