summer forever

there's something really lovely about the overgrown greenness of late summer. everything is filled in and climbing everywhere...

 my neighbor's climbing vines are coming over the wall (free plants!).  i think these are clematis? 

my neighbor's climbing vines are coming over the wall (free plants!).  i think these are clematis? 

 the climbing hydrangea is hanging in there, despite its scale infection. the polka-dots are so hardy and cute (and cheap). 

the climbing hydrangea is hanging in there, despite its scale infection. the polka-dots are so hardy and cute (and cheap). 

 i'm growing a baby fiddle leaf fig. it's thriving! but i'm a little concerned about it transitioning to the indoors. i hear it's finicky. (not sure what that other gorgeous tropic thing is, but it'll have to come inside too.)

i'm growing a baby fiddle leaf fig. it's thriving! but i'm a little concerned about it transitioning to the indoors. i hear it's finicky. (not sure what that other gorgeous tropic thing is, but it'll have to come inside too.)

 still willa's favorite corner. she spent hours sunning herself there this morning. 

still willa's favorite corner. she spent hours sunning herself there this morning. 

 julie brought me all these terra cotta pots. all lined up for the next planting season...

julie brought me all these terra cotta pots. all lined up for the next planting season...

 where i read the sunday paper and ponder an alternate career as a gardner. but first i put out the cushions, which i was too lazy to do for this photo.

where i read the sunday paper and ponder an alternate career as a gardner. but first i put out the cushions, which i was too lazy to do for this photo.