After three weeks of horrid summer temperatures it seems a miracle that anything in the garden could be alive, much less flowering and looking splendid. But, of course, the gardener knows that plants are sturdier than that, and even at the end of an August notable for too many days over ninety, and too few days with rain, the garden shows few signs of the harsh weather.
The challenge for the gardener through the month has been to gather enough energy to get out into the heat, but in this garden there is sufficient shade to escape the afternoon sun. Plants also benefit from a break that comes in late afternoon as the sun slips behind tall cryptomerias and bald cypresses.
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Beautiful, captivating photos. Getting this email is like sitting by a refreshing stream in the middle of a hot day. Thank you!