Today we’re in Kensington, New Hampshire, visiting with Robin Hess.
Here are some photos from my seacoast New Hampshire garden this September. I have been gardening for about four years and especially love hostas. My garden is mostly sun with hardly any shade, which has been a challenge.
Coneflowers (Echinacea purpurea, Zones 3–8)
A stunning hybrid daylily (Hemerocallis hybrid, Zones 4–9) with high-contrast purple-and-cream blooms.
We usually think of hostas (Hosta hybrids, Zones 4–9) as foliage plants, but the flowers can be quite attractive as well.
The tawny flower heads of Calamagrostis acutiflora ‘Karl Foerster’ (Zones 5–9) are lined up against a perfect fall blue sky.
Lavender (Lavandula sp., Zones 5–9) with late-season blooms is being enjoyed by a bumblebee.
Hydrangea paniculata ‘Limelight’ (Zones 3–9)
A flower bud of rose of Sharon (Hibiscus syriacus, Zones 5–8)
This last photos is of a gray tree frog taking advantage of the condensation on the garden hose. The frogs “live” in my watering can. After I empty a few cans of water they tend to come out, so I rush back to the place where they live to be sure they don’t end up in harm’s way. They have been hanging out in my watering can for three summers now.
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