|Seating area in the gravel garden with Pennisetum 'Rubrum and Lantana|
Although this week we are seeing temperatures in the 100+ range here in Southern California, my garden is telling me that summer is at an end. This is the time of year that those wonderful, hardy plants such as Cannas, Lantana, Salvias, Zinnias, Japanese Anemones and ornamental grasses earn their keep, and
plants with interesting foliage and what I think of as the 'jewels of the garden' the succulents, add charm and interest. In this season I see the garden as a beautiful older woman: a bit overblown and worn but with a certain ripe glory that allows the beautiful bones to show through.
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