august bloom day

Romneya coulterii

August is a floriferous month around here, so I’ll get right to it with Romneya coulterii for starters.

Acanthus spinosa

Acanthus spinosa is past its prime, but holds on for a long, long time.

Acanthus mollis

Acanthus mollis comes on later, with a taller, slenderer, whiter blossom.

Crocosmia ‘Golden Fleece’

Crocosmia ‘Golden Fleece’

Crocosmia pottsii ‘Culaean Pink’

Crocosmia pottsii ‘Culzean Pink’

Dicliptera suberecta

Dicliptera suberecta, a recent purchase from Xera.

Mimulus ‘Robin’

From Dancing Oaks at the Fling, comes Mimulus ‘Robin’.

Campsis x tagliabuena ‘Madame Galen’

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.

Campsis close-up

Here’s Madame, posing for a close-up.

Lysimachia clethroides

I have big patches of Gooseneck Loosestrife, or Lysimachia clethroides. It always makes me smile.The big leaf in the foreground is Acanthus mollis.

Anemone ‘Honorine de Jobert’

I love Anemone ‘Honorine de Jobert’, so I don’t mind that she wants to take over the world. honor0161.jpg

See why I like her?

Rose of Sharon

Rose of Sharon is beyond the reach of any hose, but seems to mind not at all.

Stachys ‘Helen Von Stein’

Strictly for the bees, who adore Stachys ‘Helen Von Styne’ .

Platycodon and Hydrangea ‘Preziosa’

Balloon flowers earn their common name with the swelling buds (cute, no?). They share a front bed with Hydrangea ‘Preziosa’.

Hydrangea ‘Limelight’

That same front bed is dominated by Hydrangea ‘Limelight’, which grew much larger than I had anticipated.

‘Casa Blanca’ Oriental lily

The very last ‘Casa Blanca’ Oriental lily hung around just long enough to make it into Bloom Day.

Solidago ‘Fireworks’

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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11 Responses to “august bloom day”

  1. Ann Says:

    That Campsis reminds me of my favorite popsicle flavor when I was a girl: cherry. Yummy, yummy color.

  2. Grace Peterson Says:

    I am very intrigued by the Crocosmia pottsii ‘Culzean Pink.’ But that’s probably no suprise given its moniker, right? Great photos. I love the plants that begin blooming now. It’s like another Christmas. Great post.

  3. Loree / danger garden Says:

    Glad to see WordPress finally let you post, and I am so glad others grow Romneya coulterii so I can enjoy it even though it’s not in my garden.

  4. ricki Says:

    Ann~Also the exact color of DQ cherry Dilly Bars, which is still what I get whenever we stop at a DQ on the road.

    Grace~That crocosmia came from one of our plant swaps. I could send you a couple of the (corms?) if you like.

    Loree~The workarounds that the support groups come up with are way over my head. I find waiting usually works.
    This is the first time I was able to get some decent photos of the Romneya. Nice to know you appreciate it.

  5. Heather Says:

    Oh, that mimulus! What a wonderful color. And I’m with Loree, I love seeing your Romneya.

  6. ricki Says:

    Heather~The mimulus is right next to the coreopsis ‘Moonbeam’ I got from you. It’s a dynamite combo. Thanks again.

  7. Angie Says:

    Floriferous indeed! What an awful lot you’ve still got blooming there. That’s a lovely looking Hydrangea. I really need more white in the garden and this post just confirms that too me. Thanks for the inspiration.

  8. linda Says:

    I’m sure I’ve got room for that Romneya coulterii , were did you get ?

  9. ricki Says:

    Angie~I’m partial to white flowers despite my more recent flirtation with hot colors.

    Linda~I had been wanting one for a while. Several transplants from a friend failed, so when I saw it at an HPSO sale, I snatched it. Sorry, I can’t remember which vendor. I’ll be on the lookout for you.

  10. Kit Aerie-el Says:

    Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! The Mimulus ‘Robin’ is to die for. Love all the blooms you’ve featured here!

  11. ricki Says:

    Kit~I’m hoping ‘Robin’ will grow big and bushy. The winter will be the test.

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