A Beautiful August Garden



A beautiful, edible August garden is doable, whether your days are hot or cold, sunny or rainy, dry or humid.

Taken August 2, 2014

Any garden is made more beautiful with a good design, good hardscape, and lots of perennials, and August is no exception. This is a good time to start your fall or spring seeds, or if the weather is mild enough, sow them into the garden.

Also, it's time to order trees and any bulbs you'd like to plant in the next month or so.

If you haven't done so, consider planting a deciduous tree on the south side of your lot (or north, for those in the southern hemisphere) to provide shade to the house during the summer. This will help quite a bit with cooling your home. The reason you want a deciduous tree (one which drops its leaves in winter) is so the sun can still warm the house during the winter.

August is a good month to begin pruning out any dead or damaged branches, and clean up spent plants. It's also a good time to order mulch if you need to replenish it.



Enter the August garden contest!

Do you have an edible August garden? Share it!

Each August, the home edible garden I like the best will be awarded a crown to wear all year long.

August Winter Garden

August Summer Garden

Entries are given points for:

  • Hardscape (walls, paths, walkways, etc)
  • Overall design
  • Whether the garden complements this house
  • Use of edible trees and shrubs
  • Use of edible perennials
  • Use of edible annuals
  • Curb appeal
  • Photo quality

ALL the garden entries for August will also be entered into our Summer and Winter Garden Contests, which will involve prizes!

And everyone who enters into these contests for all four seasons will be eligible for the Four Season Edible Garden Contest.

Will you become Queen (or King) of the Garden? You have to enter to find out!

Don't forget to leave your email address (there's a place for you to do that after you submit your photos) so I can contact you later on when you win. :)

The August contest is closed for 2015. But you can still share your garden photos that you took in August! Please share your garden photos by filling out the form below.

Read more about our Four Season Garden contest!

Or if you don't want to compete, you can share your garden with us here.

Share Your August Garden

Show off your beautiful, edible August gardens!

*Tell us what is growing in your yard
*Show us your photos (up to four)
*Go to the next page to add your email address

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