After a blazing hot summer, the garden is in that in-between moment when the summer riot turns tiny and quiet until the fall steps forward in all its glory. You have to look closely in a sea of green for the garden’s little gems.
Hummingbird-loving Cuphea ignea.
Butterfly favorites Jupiter’s Beard,
and Butterfly Bush.
The purples and pinks of Pentas,
And Cosmos bespeckle the beds – their large drifts long gone.
Dainty Veronica tries to stand tall,
while bright Rudbeckia hides under the White Orchid tree to escape the hot sun.
Only the Dahlias and Sunflowers dare to be bold.
And if you look very, very closely – you might just find some other tiny little gems hidden in the garden.
But that is a story for another week. Stay tuned.
9 thoughts on “Late Summer’s Tiny Gems”
Oh my goodness, could I please have that little gem, please. How precious is that? Prettiest pictures of your garden I’ve ever seen.
Oh, my–look at the little face. You have a lot of flowers I have never seen here in FL. Beautiful!
Love the monarch butterfly photo! ❤️
Oh my goodness but that pup is so cute it caused me to break out in a huge smile. I can’t imagine having any trouble finding this little guy a forever home. 🙂 Oh, yes, the garden is beautiful too. 🙂
Everything still looks beautiful in the garden, despite that in-between time! And that little puppy is so precious! I had a chuckle tonight at the track where I walk some evenings. A young couple was walking the track carrying an adorable white puppy. I think the puppy might have enjoyed a walk, but instead was being cuddled. Every time I passed them on the track I broke out in a grin! Love this little guy you’ve shared here. 🙂
If it had not been fully vaccinated…I applaud the puppy’s humans!
All your photos are gorgeous but that last one is so darned cute I can’t stand it. 🙂
OH MY! That face! Now I know what they mean by “Love at first sight.”
Beautiful flowers, beautiful little gem 🙂