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Garden Revival

One thing I am most passionate about is the outdoors, especially spending time in my own garden these days. I’m happy to share a few more discoveries from our gardens lately.

First up, our primroses are coming back to life. They typically bloom in spring, when the temperatures are cool.

They got fried by the hot sun in July, so seeing them bloom again now makes me realize our temps have been cooling off enough for these plants to revive.

My favorite discovery was finding our woodland poppy blooming again. Also a spring-blooming flower, I was happy to find a few new blooms shining through these beautiful ground-cover leaves.

Our dwarf hydrangea trees bloom in late summer.

They are such cute little trees, only about 4-5 feet tall with dainty blossoms that bounce in the fall breeze.

This is also the time of year when our ornamental grasses really start to take off and get huge!

The best thing about making these particular discoveries is that these are from low-maintenance plants, requiring no work from me for them to continue to thrive like this. This late in the summer season as we move into Fall, I tend to get a little burned out on gardening, so it’s nice to sit back and watch everything go through the seasonal changes and revive on their own.

Ornamental Grasses

We have been on a mission to plant as many ornamental grasses as we can fit in the empty spots throughout our garden.

We planted these grasses a couple years ago, and now they are as tall as our fence.

These purple fountain grasses have always been my favorite. I was so happy when we finally found some at the garden center earlier this year.

All these grasses are very low maintenance, which is really nice with such a big yard.

They  provide delicate color and texture throughout the summer.

They will get more stunning in fall when other plants are winding down to dormancy for winter. For now, it’s magnificent just to watch them sway in the wind and sparkle in the sun. I hope you all are enjoying your Saturday afternoon too!