After an absence of several weeks I am glad to be back to In a Vase on Monday, hosted by Cathy at Rambling in the Garden. Recently we have had harsh hot weather and now a lot of rain; I love the rain, but I do wish it were spaced out a bit more evenly.
Nonetheless, there is still a lot of color in my garden, rather surprising for August. The crape myrtles have stayed in bloom much longer than in previous years, the phlox is coming back from recent pruning, and ‘Little Lime’ hydrangea is blooming its heads off and is featured in this week’s vase.
The players in this light drama are ‘Purple Magic’ dwarf crape myrtle, ‘Little Lime’ hydrangea, and seed heads from vitex in the background. The vitex blooms are done, but I have deadheaded as much as I can reach, and new growth is already sprouting. With good weather, I should have another show of blooms before frost.
Please visit Cathy at Rambling in the Garden to see what she and others have taken from their gardens this week to share with us.