So, it's back into the garden - as you can see from all the great green in this picture, it has been a wet and cool summer in this part of Ontario which should also make for a display of spectacular fall foliage.
Yesterday I got back into one of the corner beds to do some edging, cutting back and long overdue weeding. (The weeds, just like household dust, do indeed wait for you.) I discovered that the oxalis was full of spider mite. And just like those indoor plants that languish and fade after an attack of these little fiends, these weeds had no strength to bloom...good work from one of my least favourite insects.
This is one of my favourite plants I grew from seed this year - Solanum laciniatum - blossoms are followed by heavy little ampule-like fruit - first green, then yellow. The fruit is tricky to photograph - will persevere.
Yes, I know, this stuff spreads like crazy, but always think it looks so pretty and ladylike this time of year.
Huge infestation of wasps this year - primarily yellow jackets - but a few others like this one and his hundred best buddies enjoying the Aralia cordata.
My official blackvelvet portrait of Phlox 'David'
I believe this one is Agastache 'Apache Sunset' - foliage is glaucus and fine.
A photo that only a plant mum could love - it's been 3 years - maybe 4 - but this is Hosta yingeri (the other 32 were eaten by slugs in the nursery in year 1) and it's in bloom
- ta da!
- ta da!
Here are the leaves - just as well I only got the one - it's not exactly a show stopper is it?