That is how my garden grows. Maybe we should call it creative chaos!
Late summer in Bay Village is in full swing. We are located just two blocks from Lake Erie (No, you cannot see across the lake!) and have the benefit of being next to what looks like a big ocean without the salt. Ironically, there is a huge salt mine located under the lake, with its access on Whiskey Island, a mere half mile from downtown Cleveland. We are within a quarter mile of the lake, which means that our fall season is longer and warmer than the outlying areas and we are able to grow more tender plants. We also stay warmer all winter with less snow. Yeah!
Are you familiar with the nicotiana plant, otherwise known as the flowering tobacco?
Mmmm, can you smell this? The datura topiary is close to the nicotiana in the garden. It smells divine in the evening also.
Ligularia is an underused perennial. Its daisly-like gold flowers bloom in the mid summer. The leaves are a deep green with a burgundy tinge and are huge.
We hollowed out this birch log to fill with flowers last summer for my daughter's wedding. This spring, we brought it outside and thought- why not? So, we planted it with ferns and placed it under the dappled shade of the lilacs.
I wish you a happy weekend!
If only you could smell this gardenia with me!
Don't forget to join me next week for my 100th post!
I'll be giving away a hydrangea wreath with the hydrangeas from my garden. I have been picking them daily and filling up all available vases with the blooms to dry them. I am running out of room!
Thank you, Cindy, at My Romantic Home, for Show & Tell Friday.
Thank you, Jessica, at A Few of My Favorite Things, for Favorite Things Friday.
Thank you, Artie at Color Outside the Lines for Vignette Friday.