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"|
All Soapwort (Saponaria officinalis) re-bloomed after cutting off all the spent July flowers
|Turtlehead (Chelone lyonii "Hot lips")|
|Ligularia dentata "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|
|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!
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.