Garden: Late Summer
The cottage garden is looking pretty bedraggled at the beginning of September. The high heat, and many days of rain, have stressed these plants. Most of my roses have only bloomed through one cycle, but the David Austin's keep blooming.
Here are a few of the Princess Alexandra of Kent roses I cut last evening!
My mophead hydrangea is huge like every year, but due to the last several winters, I've had less than a dozen blooms on it. I'm debating taking it out. I hate to get rid of any plant that I love, and for many years it gave me dozens of blooms. But now its too big for the space, and not blooming much. I'm still thinking about it.
Once the heat breaks this weekend, I'll see about getting some mums for this space. It will be nice to have cooler weather and a chance to sit out and enjoy the garden.
How are your gardens growing?