Friday PhotoEssay – August 1st

Another cooler week, and I have to say that it was downright chilly out in the garden this morning as I was taking pictures. I almost wanted a sweater.

Here’s a look at the whole garden. You can see that certain things continue to go downhill and that we have pulled out a few more things from the MG Faves garden. I am still optimistic that the pumpkins will ripen before the plants succumb to the vine borers.

Beyond that, I thought we would take a look at some of the flowers around the garden today, since I haven’t showcased them much this summer.

The coleus have been quite happy in the Quiet Garden this summer, to the extent that the path is almost covered! Aren’t those leaves huge?

The marigolds and zinnias are also looking stupendous. The weather has been cool enough for most of the summer than neither spider mites nor powdery mildew seems to be a problem so far.

When we have cannas in the Lattice garden, it always takes until this point in the summer for the area to look really good. Between the cannas and the hibiscus, it is a really showy garden.

Speaking of the cannas, I don’t usually love orange, but this is a really pretty shade. It is a variety called ‘Wyoming.’

The begonias aren’t quite as large as last year, but they are still pretty spectacular. I don’t think my picture does the rich pink color justice, so you’ll just have to come see them in person.

Speaking of pink colors, I did manage to get a good picture of this zinnia earlier in the week. It is one of the ‘Benary’s Giant Mixed’ which is a good tall variety for cut flowers. It is such a unique shade of salmony-pink.

Have a great weekend!

About Rebecca

I'm a Horticulture Educator with Sedgwick County Extension, a branch of K-State Research and Extension, located in Wichita, KS. I teach about fruits, vegetables, and herbs.

Posted on August 1, 2014, in PhotoEssays and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Ruth Greenslade

    Lovely!

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