Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day – August 2017

It’s good to be back after a week’s vacation down south with the family. If you care to read about our 13-hour car ride to South Carolina, you can check it out here:

A 13-hour car ride with the family  

Or if you share my obsession with people watching in the ocean, check this out:

The ocean is the great equalizer

I was also super excited to read this review of my book:

John Markowski’s book finds a place in my garden

No more self-promotion, I swear.

In terms of the garden, things are looking eh; a little worn out and beaten up from all of the rain this past week.

I’ve missed Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day for a months running but fortunately remembered it for today. Before diving into my garden pics, here are a few other GBBD posts from some of my friends around the country.

May Dreams Gardens

Hayefield

The Outlaw Gardener

The Rainy Day Gardener

On to my humble lot:

A little Lobelia love

Lobelia cardinalis ‘Black Truffle’

 

Lobelia gerardii ‘Vedrariensis’

 

Lobelia siphilitica

Grasses flower too

Micanthus purpurascens (Flame Grass) in front. Panicum ‘Heavy Metal’ in back.

 

Panicum ‘Rotstrahlbusch’

 

Panicum ‘Northwind’

 

Blooms of Molinia ‘Cordoba’

Still going strong

Eupatorium (Joe Pye Weed) ‘Gateway’

 

Eupatorium (Joe Pye Weed) ‘Phantom’

 

Rudbeckia (Black Eyed Susan)

 

Allium ‘Mt. Sinai’

Newly emerging

Helenium (Sneezeweed) ‘Mariachi Series’

 

Boltonia (False Aster) ‘Pink Beauty’

 

Rose of Sharon through the lens of an ornamental grass

 

Sedum (Stonecrop) ‘Autumn Fire’

Fading

Monarda (Bee Balm)

 

Echinacea (Coneflower) ‘Fragrant Angel’

 

Astilbe and Echinacea (Coneflower) ‘Sunset’

 

Veronica (Speedwell) ‘Royal Candles’

 

Perovskia (Russian Sage)

Hydrangeas

 

 

One thought on “Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day – August 2017

  1. mary hatton

    Uh oh! My Black Eyed Susans have not bloomed yet! I’ve got lots of healthy looking foliage, but no flowers. However, I am getting blooms from my echinaccea that surpass any year since I planted them 3 seasons ago. Ah, the adventure of gardening

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