Today in the Garden...
Thanks for visiting! All images copyright L. Beerntsen.
Wednesday, August 29, 2007
Friday, August 24, 2007
Judith Polakoff's beautiful photography
As I've recently tried to photograph the very active web-building community in our own yard, I was blown away by this great shot by Judith, who lives in upstate New York. (click on image to see it larger) All her work is beautiful, so be sure to visit the archives.
Monday, August 20, 2007
the morning tour
Friday, August 17, 2007
Saturday, August 11, 2007
an August morning...
an August afternoon
one of the new-this-year planting areas, featuring rudbeckia, and buddleias (volunteers moved from elsewhere in the garden).
I read this in a SF Chron article about Fall planting...
"...the wild landscape already has its September exhausted look: pale, parched and dusty. You have to love California already to love it in late summer and fall - just like that crusty-eyed, tousled person you've been waking up next to for 30-odd years."
So, yes I guess it must be love. And, I know it seems early to say so-- the days have been so mild & lovely-- Fall IS in the air. (of course, we can have great 80 degree days well into October here)
In August, even in the home garden, things start to look a little crispy, a bit fatiqued. I have this theory that many people have a big burst of planting enthusiam in the spring (or is that just me?) and tend to plant what's in bloom then. It takes more long term planning to give the late summer bloomers a good enough start to really flourish at this point in the season. I feel like I can't really plant much past April-- and expect a plant to thrive (or even survive!)
But a mild summer, along with drip irrigation installed in most of the back, have kept things looking--- not too bad (if not excessively colorful) !
Now, my neighbor China (see below) has mastered late summer color...