I am constantly complaining about how the extreme weather of this summer has affected the walled garden, but honestly it still looks nice (it´s just that it could be even nicer...). I am already scheming plans for next year - its mostly fine as is, but I think I want to introduce even more blue and white and scale back on the yellow. We´ll see.
The one bed I really want to attack is the one in the picture above. It is my annual nemesis. These asters seem to be invasive - they swallow whichever plant I try to establish there. I like asters but this is too much; they´re not *that* nice. Fun fact: We brought these asters from our garden in Vienna, they survived two moves so I am not going to get rid of them entirely - I think they´ll get a nice place somewhere else in the garden.
I took this picture very early in the morning and I love it. Low light always makes the blue tones pop. Also I am so glad that I painted the deck. It looks so much better.
And I just love that purple echinacea. They might just be my favorite perennials. Happy weekend!