This month has felt more like Autumn instead of Summer and with
all the rain and wind we've been having, flowers have had it even
harder than they already do in our garden. The roses never lasted
very long and Dahlia's seem to be blooming one flower at the time.
The Japanese Anemones on the other hand have been blooming
for over a month now and with two containers of them on either
side of the bench right in front of the kitchen window, I get the
most out of them and enjoy their lovely sight. The white Echinacea
may not be as resilient to the wind we've had but is also still a pretty sight,
also in the container garden though, nothing blooming in the garden
at the moment. Hydrangeas have had it hard this year and are really not looking
their best. Geranium Endressii has now gone into rest. I cut it back a bit
and new fresh foliage is already starting to appear. Looking good!
So sorry I can't show you more different flowers, I really wish I could,
I really tried but the Cosmos for example has grown so high but without
flowering. I tried to find the reason for it but couldn't find the answer.
With all the wind and rain, it's now looking even more miserable,
certainly not photoworthy, so you see, I do try but this year has been
so extreme and crazy, it didn't have a great effect on the garden.