August 24, 2013 @ 3:07 PM

 August 24 ~

In what can only be described as my worst gardening year--ever, I want to try and look on the positive side and pass on to you, the silver lining aspects of this challenging spite of the fact that "half full glasses" are not my thing!

Typically, early August finds the gardens going full tilt--some things passing, but many things coming on to replace them---hollyhocks, chicory, foxgloves, daisies, chamomile all spent, but gorgeous black eyed susans, Joe Pye weed, elecampagne, asters, coming on strong. That is sort of happening, but the hollyhocks were really sub par  and had  some form of rust the entire summer, as does the elecampagne. Everything else is coming along, but not as .........

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