Tuesday, August 10, 2010

This Week In My Garden

I'm joining all the Outdoor Wednesday lovers over at A Southern Daydreamer for
this week's party.  Please bring your outdoor images and join in.

August is kind of a down time in the garden.  It is very HOT here, many things are resting
until the cooler days of Fall after blooming since early Spring.  The weeds continue to grow,
the garden still gets its twice daily drink from the automatic sprinklers, but it is a quiet time.

The garden wall keeps the sun at bay on the shady side of the garden,
where the creeping fig enjoys the cool of an afternoon.

The grasses dance in the afternoon breezes that shoot up the Delta from San Francisco Bay
in the late afternoons to cool off our hot inland valley.

Everything in the garden benefits from just that bit of shade from the afternoon heat.

The plain greens in their various shades and textures add interest
to the garden during the quiet afternoons.

There are small spots of color to catch your eye.

Some of the succulents show off their blooms in the summer, while others are resting.

A single rose waiting for its companions to wake up from their summer slumber.

Thanks so much for strolling the garden with me again this week, time for a tall glass of something cool.


  1. Beautiful! The red rose is especially wonderful.


  2. Succlents are one of my favorite plants to grow. Thanks for sharing yours. olive

  3. Beautiful shots. The heat is taking its' tole here too. The spinkler system is going but things are still starting to look tired.
    Have a good week!

  4. There is something I look forward to every day -- your blog. Lovely.

  5. Beautiful pictures!


  6. Wonderful photos! I am from Southern California and our wetaher has been a bit cooler this summer so the flowers are keeping quite nicely...a pleasant surprise!

  7. You have a beautiful garden. Love seeing all the color that surrounds you both in and out of your home. :-)

  8. Thank you all for stopping by to visit the garden again this week and I hope to see you all again very soon.



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