Into the August Haze …

August 1st, 2012 § 5

Ladybells (Adenophora confusa) Spill, Languid Blossoms to the Lawn

August is a languid month; hazy, verdant hills saturated with the weight of humid air. It’s mid-summer, and the fields are ripe. Come stroll with me through the blowzy gardens and wildflower meadow; gathering Black-eyed Susans, Ladybells and Queen Anne’s Lace for carefree bouquets. It’s time for fruit picking in the peach-filled orchards, cocktails on the sun-warmed terrace and drifting off to sleep beside the deep blue lake …

Like an August Sunset, Woodside Daylily Mix adds Fiery Heat to the Entry Garden

Queen Anne’s Lace and Goldenrod in the Wildflower Meadow

Peaches at Walker Farm

The Sun-Warmed Hammock Floats Above the Tickle of Tawny Hairgrass (Native Deschampsia  flexuosa)

Rudbeckia hirta and Adenophora confusa Along the Wildflower Walk

Sultry Summer Moonlight in the Indigo Haze

Remember to Look for the Full, Green Corn Moon Tonight! The First Full Moon of August Moon will Rise Tonight at 7:37pm ET. A Second, Blue Moon  will Rise this Month on August 31st. See the Old Farmer’s Almanac Online for a Listing of Full Moon Dates, Times & Names

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§ 5 Responses to “Into the August Haze …”

  • Lynda says:

    I read once that you can eat daylilies. Personally, I think it is a bad idea. I would much prefer to view them in the gardens! Oh, and I’ll be looking for that green corn moon tonight. ~ Lynda

    PS: Having never heard of this before I went looking for more information. I found it here: http://www.farmersalmanac.com/full-moon-names/

    How fun to learn that the moon has so many names which carry so much meaning for those who gaze on him. ‘-)

  • Michaela says:

    Indeed… So many names! Usually I link the Farmers Almanac — too busy today! Thanks for the reminder ;) M

  • Totally gorgeous!
    Thanks,
    ~Theresa

  • Deb Weyrich-Cody says:

    Wow, it’s not just me then… (These are this year’s photos, right?) Spotted an Aster in bloom yesterday and thought I was loosing it! This IS extraordinarily early for the fall bloom, is it not? Can’t help but wonder what the pollinators will do later when everything’s been pushed so far ahead?
    And Lady Bells: what a wonderful, TOUGH old flower! You see them growing around the footings of deserted old farmsteads or coated in dust by the roadside.
    Thanks for the (as always) fabulous photos… Be thinking of you when I look up tonight: ) xo D.

  • Michaela says:

    Yes! All new photos in this post. The heat and drought pushed everything forward this year. Good question about late blossoms for pollinators. I do think food will be scarce later in the season.