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Garden Reports and Rejoicing – August 5

I had great intentions of working for a good, long stretch in the garden today but the humid, 87 degree weather changed my mind. We harvested potatoes, picked basil for pesto, and tied up dahlias this morning but by 10 AM we were sweat-soaked and depleted.

There are times when the best gardening you can do is to be indoors, counting your blessings.

The Gardens @Poison Ivy Acres - August 5th, 2012

4 Responses to “The Garden @”

  1. 1
    Deborah:

    Hi C.L. Lovely as always! I would like to know the name of the deep purple/blue flowering plant that
    is growing near center of photo? Thanks! ;)

  2. 2
    CL Fornari:

    Deborah,
    This is a Vitex shrub. Very showy in mid-summer!

  3. 3
    Joyce:

    Your Vitex is more vivid than any photos I Googled. Just added it to my wish list…any lovely plant that thrives on little water! We just laid down 500′ of drip irrigation to help conserve. What a wrestling match with that tubing!

  4. 4
    CL Fornari:

    Joyce – this one is ‘Abbeville Blue’ – I bought it from Avant Gardens four years ago: http://www.avantgardensne.com/catalog/product.cgi/8/405/4675/P1/default/N/0