Friday, August 16, 2019

Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day - August 2019


This has been the best summer in years, some warm days but also some cool cloudy days, and even a little rain. I'm enjoying watering less and enjoying being outside more! August has been particularly nice, it's cool enough at night and a hint that fall (my favorite season) is coming.

Thanks to Carol at May Dreams Gardens for the monthly view of blooms around the world.

This semi-shady border might be my favorite right now:

Hydrangea paniculata
Hydrangea macrophylla 'Star Gazer'
Anemone 'Pocahontas'
Fuchsia 'Genii'
Fuchsia 'Genii'
Primrose isn't giving up.. weeds aren't either

Up to the front slope, all new since early last year:

Asters just starting to bloom
Bent over fireweed mingling with fuchsia, asters and echinacea
Agastache, I think this is Blue Boa
Dwarf plumbago
Cleome and pink coreopsis

The rose garden is best in June, but lots of flowers reblooming now:

Catmint is reblooming
Along the sidewalk: zinnia grown from seed
More zinnias

The other semi-shady border (I have big plans to add more hydrangeas here):

Hydrangea 'Ayesha' - new this year so it's pink from the potting soil; should be blue next year
Fuchsia 'Delta's Sara'
Fuchsia 'Delta's Sara'

Down in the hot retaining wall:

Kniphofia reblooming
The very last of the crocosmia

Back up to the little flower garden next to the patio, I look at these every day!

Volunteer cosmos
New penstemon
Ornamental oregano, probably 'Kent Beauty'
Salvia 'Hot Lips' - taking over!

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

July rain!


July rain brings... August flowers? Less August wildfires? I'm happy to see decent rain today, odds are we won't get much more all summer. I've been doing a lot of planting, and weeding, and watering, so I need to do some update posts - but here are rainy flowers for today!

Droopy delphiniums
Bee balm and salvia
First gladiola to bloom
Second gladiola
My favorite fuchsias
Day lilly
More allium and agastache
Hydrangea paniculata

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day - May 2019

I’ve been busy with work, gardening and just enjoying watching everything grow. No captions today, because my laptop has decided not to work and Blogger doesn’t work so well from an iPad. There are lots of irises, my first peony of the year, and a blue poppy popped out in the rain today.

Thanks to Carol at May Dreams Gardens for the mid-month roundup!