Friday, August 15, 2014

Garden Bloggers Bloom Day - August 2014

Well, all I have to say right now is how the heck did it get to be August 15th. Doesn't that mean the summer is almost over.... Noooooo say it isn't so.... Anyway, the August gardens are full of lovelies blooming their heads off at the moment so I'll pretend that it will be summer for at least another four or five months and pretend the seasons aren't rolling towards winter.

OK I'll be done with that rambling and get to the meat of the bloom day post which, of course, are lots of photos of the above mentioned lovelies blooming their heads off. Many thanks to Carol of May Dreams Gardens for hosting this monthly bloom fest.

My Stephanotis is blooming again, what a treat

Begonia blossoms

Rose 'Carefree Delight'

Hybrid Tea Rose 'Fascination'

Alyssum 'Frosty Knight'

Brugmansia 'Shorty's Variegated'
Knockout rose with Variegated Salmon Sunpatiens

Hydrangea 'Pinky Winky'

Rose of Sharon 'Sugar Tips'

Hydrangea 'Pinky Winky'

Allium 'Millenium'

Angelica gigas just beginning to open

Dwarf Hydrangea 'Bobo' I'm loving this small shrub
Echinacea 'Supreme Cantaloupe'

Echeveria  blossoms



 
Phlox paniculata 'Nora Leigh'

Platycodon

Hydrangea 'Endless Summer'

Ipomoea lobata

Ipomoea lobata



Fuchsia 'Beacon Rosa'

Persicaria 'Golden Arrow' with Persicaria 'Painter's Palette foliage
 
Phlox paniculata 'Nora Leigh'

Skipper butterfly (I know it's not a flower but I couldn't resist)

Sunpatiens Variegated Salmon with Fuchsia 'Deutsche Perle'

Fuchsia 'Wnston Churchill'

Fuchsia 'Jack Shahan'

Phlox paniculata 'Pink Flame'



Eupatorium fortunei 'Pink Frost'

Daylily 'Pastel Classic'

Coreopsis 'Moonbeam'

Russian Sage


Sedum 'Autumn Charm' with Sunpatiens Variegated White

Agastache 'Kudos Coral'



Allium 'Milennium', Angelica gigas, Echinacea 'Pink Poodle', Hydrangea 'Bobo'



Persicaria polymorpha this has been blooming since June and is still going strong


Daylily 'Desperado'


Anigozanthus 'Yellow Gem'

Abutilon hybrid



My wild Mountain Ash tree is covered with berries this summer. The birds will soon be having a feast


Rudbeckia fulgida 'Goldsturm'
 
 

27 comments:

  1. For the third straight month in a row, there will be no time for me to participate in GBBD so I guess I'll just live vicariously through others. What a glorious time in your garden, Deanne!

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    1. Thanks Sue, I'm missing your beautiful garden pics this summer.

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  2. Beautiful Deanne!

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  3. Ah! Everything is just lovely, Deanne! And as usual, your mad photography skills do them all justice. I've tried to grow Mina lobata here, but had no success. I have to try again, I adore those unusual blooms. Happy GBBD!

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    1. Thanks Alison! I'm loving that Mina lobata vine. This is my first year with it and I'm probably going to try to make it a permanent feature on that arch. I don't have to worry about the voles eating it over the winter like they do with the clematis, LOL.

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  4. Mama had stephanotis once. I never tried it. Hot and humid does in so many things, like your beautiful fuchsias.

    Carefree Delight is a tough rose, out of bloom here right now.

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    1. thanks Jean, I'm very partial to fuchsias

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  5. If I had such wonderful blooms in my garden I wouldn't want summer to end either! Your garden is absolutely beautiful, Deanne, and your photos are, as always, great. I love that you captured a variety of hitch-hikers too.

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  6. Fabulous selection Deanne! But I also saw that grasshopper lurking in one of the photos :)

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    1. Thanks for the comment! Yes, I do have a lot of grasshoppers this year. They are chewing significant holes in things but what can one do? I don't feel like hosing the place down with insecticide to get rid of the grasshoppers so I'll put up with holes in the plants

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  7. Amazing how fresh everything looks. I think the only thing I can find that resembles my garden is the grasshopper -- they're lovin' this drought. The Spanish Flag is a great addition for your garden.

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    1. Thanks Denise, we've really had a good amount of rain this summer and things that sometimes brown out didn't do that this year. I'm thinking the Mina Lobata is going to be a permanent resident on that arch

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  8. Where to begin. Such a wonderful variety and it all looks so lush. You must be having good rains this summer. As always your fuchsias are unbelievable. Thanks for the wonderful tour.

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    1. Thanks Michelle, yes, we've had a good amount of rain this summer. The fuchsias are happy with the cooler temps we've had

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  9. Your photographs are just beyond amazing. So beautiful. Your yard must be stunning.

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  10. Love that Ipomoea lobata, it's one I always intend to grow but have such trouble finding. Also that abutilon hybrid is pretty fabulous...blooms facing upwards even!

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    1. Thanks Loree! I bought that abutilon about ten years ago. It came from a grower in Canada but didn't have a cultivar tag. I really love it as it's robust gets nice and large and is very floriferous. Have you ever thought of starting seeds for that Ipomoea? It really is a great vine. This is my first year with it and I'm in love

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  11. Lovely choices! You seem to grow a lot of annuals! That takes time, skill and patience!
    I had no luck with Eupatorium fortunei 'Pink Frost' which I planted in the fall of 2012. How many years has it been in your garden?
    Also, do you grow Anigozanthos in your garden or in a pot?
    Thanks for sharing your beautiful blooms!

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    1. Thanks Daniela! I planted that Eupatorium last fall and it has come in really well this summer. I grow the Anigoznathos in a pot and it comes in for the winter. Not hardy here in zone 5.

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  12. Sooper Dooper Deanne! Everything looks awesome!

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  13. Looking terrific, as always! This is the height of most everything in your gardens, and your photography talents make it all shine that much more. Fabu-fabu!!!! - cindy

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  14. That last photo is fabulous. Love it. Your blooms are sweet. Happy GBBD.

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  15. Again, all off your photos are beautiful, but that one with all the fuchsias together is AMAZING!

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  16. Oh la la...gorgeous photos. You have such a great eye...in and out of the garden. Love the color mix of your Russian sage, peachy colored daylily and the purple phlox! Like a tequila sunrise...just lovely. I grew mini lobata back home on an arbor and understand why you love it so much. It's was such a strong grower and so showy! Loved your angelica too. I think it may grow wild here! :-o I saw several spots of it while hiking at Mount Mitchell and kept having to slap my hands from the temptation to dig a piece out.

    I'm so glad I found your blog...a real treat. Thank you Deanne!

    Eileen

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    1. Thanks Eileen, what a treat to hear from you again. Hope all is well in your world. Miss hearing from you on the Idylls. We are all over on FB now.

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