Chronicaling the lunacy of taming three acres in Tidewater Virginia, one square foot at a time!

"Gardens... should be like lovely, well-shaped girls: all curves, secret corners, unexpected deviations, seductive surprises and then still more curves. ~H.E. Bates, A Love of Flowers

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Things in the Late August Beach Garden

Things in the late August beach garden can sometimes look stressed from prolonged sun, salt, torrential downpours, heat, sun, salt etc.... A few cool things from a walk around the garden.... This zipper is quietly hanging in the middle of a huge clump of Zebra Grass.
The Hydrangea blooms a brilliant clear blue, but fades out during the summer to this interesting purple hue that I like just as much!

I like this lacey leafed variant of Dusty Miller.

The Pampas grass is soft and shimmery in the sun with shades of gold and cream and pink.
Rosemary loves loves loves the beachy climate...the plants that started in 4 inch pots two years ago are HUGE shrubs!!! I love the little blue flowers that it produces and the bees do too!

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