Welcome to Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day for August 2020.
Here in my USDA Hardiness Zone 6a garden in central Indiana, I wasn’t quite sure where to begin! I have a lot more flowers than I thought.
So, let’s just start looking, shall we?
First off, I have Allium ‘Millenium’ blooming all over because I planted it along the edges of several borders. It is a bee and pollinator magnet. Don’t believe me? Check out the video I’ve added at the end of this post.
And yes, I shot those videos sitting right there by all those bees, and not a one of them took any notice of me.
Peeking through the allium is Clematis x jouiniana ‘Mrs. Robert Brydon’.
It’s a clematis that scrambles in and around other flowers and blooms late in the season.
Elsewhere in the garden…
This Phlox paniculata shows up and blooms nicely with no powdery mildew on its leaves.
I don’t know where it came from or when I planted it, so it might be the straight species and I might have picked it up by serendipity when I rescued some other wildflowers.
I’ve got to watch it closely and remove all the seed heads because it is a gigantic plant, over six feet tall.
‘Tis a shame I don’t keep better track of which varieties of hosta I have.
It’s Eutrochium dubium ‘Little Joe’.
I do need to weed.
I cut this back to nubbins earlier in the spring and it has bounced back nicely.
Did I mention zinnias?
I think I did. They are so easy to grow from seed and have done quite well this year.
I started the seeds indoors a few weeks before the last frost.
This a hardy variety called ‘Brown Turkey’. It dies back to the ground in the winter and comes back from the roots each spring.
This is Calamintha nepeta subsp nepeta. It is also a pollinator magnet!