Today is Fishtail Cottage Garden Party!
I look forward to joining Tracie's party each week..
But it's not been a good year to have a garden in Illinois...heat and drought, more heat and more drought has left my garden with few pretties to look at.
I've actually felt sad this year knowing she doesn't look anywhere near her best!
But it is, what it is!
You might not have noticed but I haven't shown "large" garden area photos since Our Garden's Dining Room .
June was around the last time she look luscious and all primped up!
Yes, it's Wisteria, she's in her third bloom of the season! Third bloom in August you ask?
After her first bloom in early Spring I prune her back hard, at least two feet.
She will bloom again about in a month, then prune her hard again
Now you won't get anywhere near Springs full blooms, but enough to enjoy her beauty and lovely smells again.
My Phlox and heirloom Balsam are doing well.
I was so happy to see a heirloom balloon (white) flower hidden amongst draft zebra grass. The yellow flower is Rubeckia.
I was also excited when I stumbled upon the Mallow plant. Twice she has been completely nibbled down by rabbits. So happy I'll have seeds to gather for next year! Some Queen's Anne's Lace on the left.
One of my favorite vines - Variegated Porcelain Berry Vine. Her berries will turn into beautiful pinks, coppers, turquoise and gold colors with grey spots. The birds love her fruit!
One of my containers still looking pretty good!
I'll be heading over to see all the beautiful gardens shared at the party!
How's is your garden doing this year?