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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

August Garden and Garden Creatures


Well, let's start with some creatures.
Gardeners are sharing people, and so are their dogs.





I know what you think, and some measures have been taken.


Now, straight to the garden.
Perennial phlox, roses and fuchsia are the brightest flowers in my garden right now.

















Fuchsia 'Double Otto':

But, red and bright pink colors are not prevailing. They are just occasional splashes here and there.
I'd say purple and pale pink are the main colors in my August garden.



Eutrochium purpureum:



Giant hollyhocks are about 8' -9' (2m 40cm - 2m70cm)





Self seeded Verbena bonariensis 'Lollipop' is a wonderful filler:


Hydrangea macrophilla 'Izu no Hana', new in my garden:


 Liatris (Gayfeather) 'Kobold':


Hydrangea 'Oregon Pride':


First cyclamen:


Lineria purpurea 'Canon J Went'


Japanese Anemone:


First mums:


And, at the end, a creature again:





Have a great end of August!

***Copyright 2014 TatyanaS

24 comments:

  1. There are still lots of flowers blooming in your garden. Your dog has such a friendly face, he even does not harm a mouse. Yes, today he or she is the star of the blog!

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    1. Janneke, he tried once to jump at that creature. Next day he just watched it. I think he wasn't hungry!

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  2. Oh dear! That looks like a rat stealing your dog's food. I had a problem with them earlier this year too, and had to get an exterminator in. Your garden is still looking very pretty.

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    1. Alison, thanks! I removed hollyhocks and some other tall plants, and the garden looks more tidy now. As for the rats, we need to stop feeding dogs outside. (Then they'll come to the garage - said my inner voice).

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  3. Great shots of your dog and his visitor.

    Your flower filled gardens are oh so lovely.

    I love those photos of your dog at the end. He is a wonderful old soul. Wise.

    FlowerLady

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    1. Lorraine, thank you! He IS wise! How did you know?

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  4. Oh my what a sneaky devil...your dog is so patient...loved his looks...and of course the garden is stunning even with faded blooms.

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    1. Donna, I think May and June were the best months for my garden. Thanks!

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  5. Oh that is hysterical! So cute! And how sweet that dog must be! Your garden looks gorgeous. Those reds and pinks sure pop! I love your hollyhocks, they are such a pretty color. I've never seen a hydrangea like that - how unusual looking!

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    1. Indie, the dog is certainly generous! These tall hollyhocks are better than other since they don't have rusty leaves. I love that hydrangea too - the shape and the color!

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  6. Your garden is looking so colorful for August! I especially liked the picture of phlox with the statue in the background - beautiful! I love your dog but then I have a soft spot in my heart for German Shepherds! As for your other visitor, we are visited from time to time as well. The Pacific Northwest is the second best area of the country for rats. The city of Seattle has a small crew that works full time baiting for them. We're not the only ones who like our climate!

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    1. Peter, thanks! Morning sun makes that phlox so pretty! You scared me with the information about rats in the NW. Is it true?!

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  7. Karen MashburnAugust 27, 2014

    Your dog's eyes are so mesmerising in the last photo. Every living thing has a purpose...even the rat. Some are more difficult to welcome into our beautiful garden, though.

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    1. Karen, I don't have any bad feelings toward that rat (we are so naive and think that we have only ONE rat), but to steal food from the dog's bowl - it's too much! It used to pick up the crumbles, but now it wants to eat from the bowl!

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  8. Love all your blooms Tatyana. The color of your Cyclamen is quite different from the one I have, mine is white with a dark pink throat. As for your rat....ew. I am sure we have all sorts of icky critters out there as well, but to have one so bold. wow.

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    1. Janet, thanks! Now, I want white cyclamen with a pink throat!
      As for the creature - yes, this is what amazed me - how bold it is getting! Soon, it will sit on the dog's head!

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  9. I'm sure your dog thought it wasn't worth the effort. Ha!
    Beautiful flowers.

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    1. GonSS, I think you are right! He is a wise dog!

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  10. Lovely garden series. So many bright colours, your dog looks like he wouldn't hurt a fly. Thanks for sharing.

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  11. That rat must have been very hungry to be so daring! Your garden is looking beautiful and I really love your new Izu no Hana Hydrangea, it's so pretty.

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  12. Not commenting on the first three pics. :) The flowers are wonderful though. Gorgeous in fact.

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  13. Gorgeous photos! Maybe your dog and the rat have made peace. Every creature gets hungry. Your garden looks wonderful. :o)

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  14. Your dog and rat pictures brought a smile to my face! Your August garden is stunning! I have self seeding vebena, 'Lollipop,' too among my cleome-- such a blessing. P. x

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  15. I'm not too frightened of that creature at the end, I think he's pretty friendly. As usual, your garden is gorgeous!

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