This is it folks, the final lap of the summer gardening season when all our hard work should come to a crescendo in the form of a giant horticultural orgasm.
August is high summer for us in the northwest 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.
While spring is a beautiful time of the year, summer has so much more to offer in terms of color, form and texture. The choices are almost endless and with a little planning and some consistent maintenance this seasonal climax can happen in our gardens year after year. I know, I make it sound so easy don't I?