The dog days of August.

August is a rough time in the Southeast. Temperatures are in high 90sF and its so humid you begin sweating as soon as you walk outside. This time is often called the dog days of August!

The garden loves this weather especially if you water daily!

Every bed is thick and lush.

Gus enjoys hunting through the overgrown beds but they look messy to a non-gardener.

In September I sometimes will mow the beds around the patio to clean things up a bit.

The four-o-clocks will continue to bloom until frost. The blooms open in the evening and remain open all night for moths and other night pollinators.

The Autumn clematis are beginning to bloom. The starry fragrant flower will bloom into September then the seed heads will last until winter.

Ask me in a month if I am ready for Fall. By then we all are tired of the heat and humidity and are ready for cool temperatures!


Filed under General Gardening

6 responses to “The dog days of August.

  1. We’re supposed to have the same weather here this week, and that’s unusual.


  2. The one thing I enjoy about living in the South, is the “second” spring. Many of my plants are getting ready to bloom for fall. Try to keep cool…we finally came down to the low 90’s.


  3. Your garden is beautiful and your dog is just adorable!


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