The view from the window is my way of keeping track of the garden growth and changes, as well as the changes in the weather from year to year. Rain yesterday knocked down some of the flowers making the three paths look narrower than they are. In our garden all paths lead to the garden shed, the gravel sitting area with a patio table, umbrella and chairs. This is a sociable area. I love the umbrella.
Our ‘patio’ along with the umbrella and table make a comfortable and safe space for “social distancing” during the pandemic.
The South Path is wider than the others with river birches to the right, and red twig dogwood and raspberry plants against the south fence, which you cannot see because of the deep shade this time of the morning. You can see that with the heavy rains the other night the leaves are really beginning to fall.
The South Border is the first place we began our garden in 2015. It is quite lush now. Many of the blooms are on the edge of our neighbor’s driveway, but we get to see them through the foliage, especially the hydrangeas.
The boltonia, which also comes in pink, has just begun to bloom in the last week or so. The Zinnias just never give up. I have had many zinnia bouquets in the house.
These lavender asters may be Wood’s Blue, or not. Whatever they are they bloom late in the season, starting in mid-September, and last until hard frost. You might notice that Krishna in the background has lost his flute, but I like to think he is still creating joy in my garden.