Welcome to Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day for August 2018.
It’s been a summer so far, that’s for sure. Lots of hot days and occasionally a few rainy days which generally have come right when we were beginning to think, “oh, no, is this a drought year?”
And the garden is handling it all quite well.
At one time I thought August was a bit of a lull when it came to blooms in my garden. But I’ve been steadily working on that and now I’ve got quite a few blooms to show you.
Let’s start off with the black-eyed Susans, Rudbeckia fulgida var. sullivantii ‘Goldsturm’. There are quite a few varieties of B.E.S. out there. This particular one has been quite reliable for me. It does self-sow a bit, but not in an aggressive way. And my patch is in a bit more shade every year and doesn’t seem to mind that, either. It’s a keeper.
See the captions for the rest of the show and go down to the end for the usual instructions…
|I love the narrow petals on Rudbeckia subtomentosa ‘Henry Eilers’.|
|Kind of tall, golden yellow and I’ve long forgotten the name but it is pretty!|
|Lycoris squamigera put on a good show and is now slowly fading and going wherever faded flowers go.|
|Pow! Look at the size of the blooms on Hydrangea paniculata ‘Limelight’.|
|Joe Pye Weed draws in a lot of butterflies and bees this time of year.|
|Zinnias. It isn’t a late summer garden without them.|
|And marigolds. Just one whiff and I’m a little girl again, running around my dad’s garden.|
|Figs! I’ve got figs. I count them as blooms because the flowers are inside the fruit.|
|Phlox ‘David’. A stunning white. Glows in the dark. Yes, it does.|
|This is the first year for a big flush of bloom on Clematis heracleifolia ‘Mrs. Robert Brydon’.|
|Close up of those flowers because they are pretty.|
|It’s a mint, and it stays compact and doesn’t run and I cannot remember its name. Bees love it.|
|A lovely pineapple lily that overwintered in the ground, from Brent and Becky’s Bulbs.|
|I planted a whole bunch of Allium ‘Millenium’ and it is blooming all over the place.|
|Finally, good ol’ sunflowers. Way taller than me!|
And that’s what’s blooming in my garden in mid-August. What’s blooming in your garden? We’d love to have you join in for Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day and show us. It’s easy to participate. Just post on your blog about what’s blooming in your garden on or about the 15th of the month, then come back here and leave a link in the Mr. Linky widget and a comment to tell us what you have.
And remember, always,
“We can have flowers nearly every month of the year.” ~ Elizabeth Lawrence