(Almost) Wordless Wednesday

Midsummer in my garden. . . .

Heavy Metal switch grass and a big leaf hydrangea.

Asclepias tuberosa (butterfly milkweed) after flowering.
My little ‘Brown Turkey’ with figs.
Still no gravel in the path, but the Rudbeckia laciniata look great and are about to bloom.

4 thoughts on “(Almost) Wordless Wednesday

  1. I like the lacy pattern that the switch grass makes. Some years I’m better about mulching than others. I’m not sure if anyone notices, but me when my beds aren’t mulched. 🙂

    1. I’m not a fan of big mulch. I usually rely mostly on fallen leaves that have wintered under the bushes, “chop and drop” debris, and the occasional bag of compost to top off the dirt. Then I add just enough shredded mulch for a little more “polished” texture to my bare spots. This garden does need several bags though, but I wanted to get all the plants in before putting it down, then I’ve been waiting for gravel, now I’ve got a bit of midsummer slump.

  2. Hi Cindy, I read your post, but for some reason I cannot find it in gmail, so I am replying to you here. Thanks for your visit on my blog. I do not live now in DC, that was some years ago, I live in Brussels, and I visit wuite often Antwerp, is one place I like. I plan to visit DC sometime in the next months, not sure when but I wil let you know in case there is time for a coffee!
    It must be hot an humid already there! best, Lula

  3. Your garden looks great! Heavy Metal switchgrass — what a great name! I like the fig plant too, I’ve never tried to grow them. Hope you’re enjoying the cooler DC temps!

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