August is a floriferous month around here, so I’ll get right to it with Romneya coulterii for starters.
Acanthus spinosa is past its prime, but holds on for a long, long time.
Acanthus mollis comes on later, with a taller, slenderer, whiter blossom.
Crocosmia ‘Golden Fleece’
Crocosmia pottsii ‘Culzean Pink’
Dicliptera suberecta, a recent purchase from Xera.
From Dancing Oaks at the Fling, comes Mimulus ‘Robin’.
Finally beginning to make its presence known along the fence line is Campsis x tagliabuena ‘Madame Galen’. That’s Joe Pye Weed in the background.
Here’s Madame, posing for a close-up.
I have big patches of Gooseneck Loosestrife, or Lysimachia clethroides. It always makes me smile.The big leaf in the foreground is Acanthus mollis.
See why I like her?
Rose of Sharon is beyond the reach of any hose, but seems to mind not at all.
Strictly for the bees, who adore Stachys ‘Helen Von Styne’ .
Balloon flowers earn their common name with the swelling buds (cute, no?). They share a front bed with Hydrangea ‘Preziosa’.
That same front bed is dominated by Hydrangea ‘Limelight’, which grew much larger than I had anticipated.
The very last ‘Casa Blanca’ Oriental lily hung around just long enough to make it into Bloom Day.
At the other end of the spectrum, I’m squeezing in Solidago ‘Fireworks’ even though it is still in tight bud. I’m guessing it will be all bloomed out by September 15. Besides, I like it best at this stage.
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