Sunday, July 20, 2008

Sunday Stroll - Deep Summer

Despite a few days of above average temperatures in our region, there is color, variety and freshness in the garden. Here in the northern Great Lakes region, the "dog days of summer" are sultry, and hot, and ablaze with color. My photos today offer a little glimpse of what I found in three of my gardens.

In the front garden

In the butterfly garden

In the moon garden

photos by Aisling, July 20, 2008, 1) petunias in the front garden 2) Little Grapette Daylily 3) Coreopsis Baby Sun 4)Pink Larkspur and more Baby Sun 5) Cannes Lily and Asclepius 6) Miniature Delphinium, cult. Blue Butterfly 7) Easter Lily 8) Buds of White Phlox, David, in front of Silver Artemesia


linda said...

you still have lovely flowers everywhere it lucky!

Aisling said...

Linda, Yes, I feel blessed when I'm amid my flowers. However, when frost takes them in October, I will envy you your California garden! :)

Robbin with 2 B's! said...

Beautiful Color Aisling, thanks for sharing. I missed out this week, way too tired, way too hot. The heat is getting to me here and I need a break from it. I can stay inside all day and be cool but I miss the fresh air!
OH, and that flower we were waiting on to bloom? It was a Daisy, like a long stemmed one. It is beautiful. I got a picture, I'll post it soon.
Have a good week, and enjoy that garden. I wish I were there, I'd sit in your Moon Garden, lol and have a cup of tea.

Aisling said...


It's been a little hot here, but probably not as bad as down south. Wish I could share the cool shade!

Hope you're feeling refreshed and rested.


Nan said...

I like the Asclepius color - does this have a nickname? Do you have trouble with any bugs on the Cannes Lily? In my bowl of daylilies today, there is a dark daylily like your Little Grapette, but I bought it with the name Little Fred.

Aisling said...

Nan, Asclepius is also known as Butterfly Weed. I love its cheery orange color too!

Slugs took a toll on my lilies this year, including eating the buds off of two or three of my Cannes lilies. Other than that, I haven't seen beetles or anything.

I'll check out your bowl of daylilies!

Mandie said...

Beautiful gardens. I love flowers. It has been sooo hot here too. Yesterday was 110! I am looking forward to fall and the cooler weather.

Aisling said...

Mandie, Ugh. That is hot. It was hot here last week (though not that hot!) but this week it is in the low 70s. It is very comfortable here. I hope the weather cools down for you soon.

Thanks for visiting!

Roses and Lilacs said...

Beautiful photos, Aisling. I have that same petunia--a favorite.

Your lily is lovely. I want to add more to my garden next spring.

Aisling said...


I often plant my lilies in Autumn, either by buying packaged bulbs, or by buying "spent" plants from the bargain bin at my favorite local nursery. That is where I got the Cannes lily; from the bargain bin for $1 several years ago.

Thank you for visiting. Those petunias are pretty. This is the first year I've grown petunias here! :)