Although it's the 1st of September today, I wanted to show you some photo's of my August garden. To me August in the garden is not only about harvesting, but about brightly coloured summer flowers as well, like:
Cosmea's, Echinacea, Zinnia's, gladiolus and Dahlia's
Normally the Zinnia's do well in my garden. Now we only have a handful. Somehow most of the seeds failed to germinate. On the other hand, the Dahlia's, which I covered with a thick layer of leaf mulch in the winter, survived the cold and look better than ever.
I wanted to show you some photo's of the different varieties of gladiolus I have in my garden too, but they all seem to be flat on the ground ;-) A gladiolus is a very pretty flower, but they do have a tendency to lie down. I am seriously contemplating to dig the bulbs up and replant them near the stream in the back garden. They can do whatever they like there.
Meanwhile inside the greenhouse my cucumbers are growing fast, my tomatoes are still green (?) and I have a huge amount of purple and green peppers almost ready to be picked. In one of my next post I will take you inside.
Wish you all a wonderful Sunday! It's perfect weather for gardening in Holland.