On the left is the favorite butterfly nectaring patch, mostly Tithonia.
Duranta at the front has new buds and a few open blooms.
Under the Crape Myrtles in the near view is a patch of palest pink
Pentas, attractive to Spicebush Swallowtails.
Over in the Tithonia grove today I saw the usual Gulf Fritillaries -- orange butterflies on orange blossoms -- Spicebush, Pipevine, a female Tiger and a Giant Swallowtail.
Looking down the steps from the Upper Garden.
I've had great luck with Angel Wing Begonias this year. I planted some rooted cuttings along
the left side of the path above. What to do before frost? I already have four potted ones. When a
big piece breaks (and one will) it easily roots after a few days to callus the stem end.
Looking into the Upper Garden, there are many shades of green.
This stone in the pic above. Over time, it grew lichens and moss and two kinds of fern.
Daylilies planted next to a limestone rock are usually happy.
Simple bench of an old barn timber supported by stacked brick.
It took several tries to stack them in the right configuration to
end up with a brick on the end that lines up with the bricks below.
Y'all stay cool during August and drink plenty of fluids.