As summer continues to come to a close, I look forward to enchanted evenings like this, when I can stroll through the garden and enjoy the beauty that my cottage garden has to offer. Things are changing so quickly now that fall is fast approaching, so I’m trying to take advantage of these stunning blooms as much as I possibly can.
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These views of the late evening sky are not edited. They are most likely a result form the California wildfires.
I am loving how the bistro lights we added this year give the picket fence garden a whimsical appearance.
The dahlias are the star of the show in my late summer garden. Their leaves at the base of the plant are turning colors a bit, but we should have a strong and consistent show of blooms into mid October. It will all depend on the amount of rain we get.
The Black-eyed Susans continue to outperform most of the cottage garden flowers this time of year.
Late Summer into Fall Flowers
My raised garden beds look like they are in full bloom, but they are winding down.
And you know I can’t have a garden blog post without a view of my greenhouse overlooking the Puget Sound!
The sunflowers finally graced us with their presence. They apparently love their home next to the birdhouse.
Sedum Autumn Joy
The Sedum Autumn Joy has been teasing you all summer. I promised it would start changing it’s color to more of a rose tone. As much as I love the interest it provides in my garden throughout the summer, it’s a game changer now with an incredibly strong statement!
The phlox (straight ahead) has started its second bloom cycle for the season. I cut them back at the end of July once their blooms were spent, and now they’re back.
I hope you’ve enjoyed the views on this enchanted evening as I strolled through the cottage garden. Maybe you’ve even felt like you were there. Leave a comment below, I’d love to hear from you!
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My friend Stacy has a fabulous blog post on late summer flowers that will bring your garden into fall. You must check out my amazing Master Gardener friend!