#FarmingtonNH #Garden #Plants & #Flowers Mid July 2023 Through September

This is the second set of our garden plant and flower photos for 2023. This covers mid July through early September. By this time everything in the garden is going full force to going past their prime.

We had a tremendous number of butterflies, damsel flies, and dragonflies this year. It has been an absolute delight to see them resting and playing in the yard. Having so many may have to do with all the early, sustained rain and mild temps, but that’s just a guess.

One of the saddest things we had to do was to have a service remove both of our mature trees in the back. A Maple and an Ash. The Maple had a severe fungal infection and the Ash was also severely diseased. Without them the back yard gets almost no shade until after three in the afternoon when the house begins to shade the back yard. It’s not what I would want at all, but they needed to come down. I’m really going to miss them.

The shade plants in the back garden aren’t very happy about the change. I’ve planted one replacement tree already to help start shading a grouping of shade plants. Some of the others are adapting; some will need to be moved next year. I’ll probably tuck them next to shaded sides of the garage and within the shade area of the garage of the next door neighbor.

Enjoy the photos!

If you didn’t see the first set for the year, click this sentence to go to that post.

Author: Kyle

Kyle Leach is an Artist, Poet, Blogger, Gardener, Museum Curator, & Community Activist.

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