Saturday, August 15, 2015

Garden Blogger's Bloom Day -August 2015

Welcome to a parade of blooms in our mid-August garden.
We live in  Northeast Ohio, USDA hardiness zone 5b.  It has been a hot and dry month and it doesn't appear that much rain is in the future forecast.  The garden has many blooms still but looks more tired that in the previous months. It is the beginning of the end. There is a competition going on between the perennials, the annuals  and the produce in the veggie garden. Let me know who do you think it won by the end of the post.
There are a lot of red blooms in the garden right now. 
Hardy Hibiscus "Fireball", Lobelia cardinalis and Echinacea purpurea

Lobelia gerardii "Vedrariensis" in purple not as tall but complimentary to the red Lobelia cardinals

If you are currently growing the red lobelia cardinals you know what a big attraction it is to the hummingbirds.  If you don't grow this plant now you have a great reason for adding it to your back yard.  These plants have been blooming since July and the hummingbirds live in our garden as well.

Another bed that looks more lively now that in July is the Rose bed. All four varieties of roses that I grow here in part shade have decided to give us their second bloom

Knock out rose "RADraz"

Carpet rose

All Soapwort (Saponaria officinalis) re-bloomed after cutting off all the spent  July flowers
Saponaria officinalis

Turtlehead (Chelone lyonii "Hot lips")


Ligularia dentata "Desdemona"
I also grow Ligularia dentata "Britt-Marie Crawford" but the plants look so sad from all the lack of rain and the flower is not as showy as the one of "Desdemona"


The North front bed continues to have some color and continues to attract the pollinators.

Agastache "Blue Fortune"

If you don't know the name of this one it means that you are not a gardener for the temperate area!
Black Eye Susan

Joe Pye Weed, Eutrochium purpureum 'Little Joe'

Rose of Sharon (Hardy Hybiscus)

Circle onion (Allium senescens "Glaucum")

The fragrant  and delicate bloom of Guaccamole Hosta

Guaccamole Hosta

Boneset (Eupatorium perfoliatum)


Spider flower (Cleome)








Green onions, Swiss chard, Kale, mint


There are missing captions under pictures because I am rushing to go camping with the kids!
Camping where?
Not far!

So this was another Garden Blogger's Bloom Day hosted by Carol at May Dreams Gardens.  Check-out Carol's post you will find links to many many other gardener's lovely gardens.