This is it folks, the final lap of the summer gardening season when all our hard work should come to a crescendo. August is high summer for us and perennials should be at the height of their glory, ornamental grasses in a state of perfection, roses resplendent with color and annuals still lush and inviting.
Living, as we do, on the shore of Puget Sound produces some very interesting sights. I guess most notable is the very large low tide/high tide variances. The low tide vs. high tide mark is several hundred yards wide.
A beautiful garden with lots of blooming shrubs, annuals, perennials, and herbs is not only a feast for the eyes but is a veritable smorgasbord for the birds and the pollinators. Of course, the most dainty and amazing to watch of the birds is the lovable hummer.
About a week or so ago, my wife and I noticed that a pair of swallows were attempting to build a nest on a small flat surface just above our front door. The flat surface, although well protected from weather was in a most annoying place for us.
The 2017 Mill Creek Festival was a success. The ladies of the Mill Creek Women's Club had a lot of fun meeting and talking to the ladies who stopped to inquire who we are, and what we do. It's not too late to let us know you are interested in joining our club.