I don't like to use words like "magnificent" in reference to my own garden, but sometimes other descriptions just don't fit. Yesterday I had one of those moments where I thought "wow, this is really pretty!".

Perhaps it was the delightfully cool and sunny weather, or the fact that we had just gotten back from a great little hike around a local conservation area and I was in a particularly good mood, but seeing the backlit papyrus and everything else in the front garden, well...


...I just couldn't help but say it was magnificent! (and still is)

Here's a shot with the foreground plants of the walkway...

...but that papyrus in the background still draws my eye (eventually).

From a slightly different angle, as passers by might see from the sidewalk:

I wonder if they enjoy this as much as I do, or are they thinking that it's an overgrown mess?

The sunlight was a bit too bright for a great photo, but when you get up close you can start seeing the Rudbeckia triloba, that sea of yellow around the corner!

Cooler temperatures all week means that I can get outdoors and get some things done in the garden, so I'll be seeing these views much more than I have been, and I'm so happy about that!


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Denise  – (August 22, 2016 at 1:02 PM)  

I second your magnificent! I'm determined to get a sea of R. triloba going for next year, probably in stock tanks that stay well watered. Your pachypodium is really enjoying summer!

Hoover Boo  – (August 22, 2016 at 6:53 PM)  

Pachypodium looks awesome. Also like the splash of Canna red.

Magnificent, I third that.

Chickadee Gardens  – (August 22, 2016 at 11:24 PM)  

Wowsers, that IS magnificent. Gorgeous!!

danger garden  – (August 23, 2016 at 12:02 AM)  

Yes indeed, you're right to stop and appreciate that magnificent view! And oh that fabulous Pachypodium!!!

Alan  – (August 23, 2016 at 11:49 AM)  

Thanks all! I also love the pachypodium and think it could use a slightly bigger pot -- although that would make it grow more and that could be a problem...

Seattle-Charlie  – (August 24, 2016 at 3:13 PM)  

Magnificent seems to fit pretty good; nice to be able to take the time every now and then to just appreciate the progress.

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