Thursday, August 15, 2013

August in bloom...

After seeing the first (Peter's) Bloom day posts, I rushed out this morning to take some photos...I'd forgotten!   It's been so hot and dry , yesterday I had the sprinklers on all day and then a brief shower and overcast skies...things were looking a bit fresher , still lots of scorched  leaves , so many plants to move ...again!
But at the side of the house a shady area , with plants that I spoil with plenty of water! And here a favorite Vitex agnus -castus 'silver spires' not for the shade, but it seems happy enough.

Such an easy small tree/shrub, with lovely autumn color. 

The rose... so perfect in late summer

A new plant and first bloom, Alstroemeria psittacina 'variegata'

Another first bloom, this one Kirengeshoma palmata

Nigelia African Bride

Rainbow loveliness 

Achillea 'paprika ' living dangerously under the Eryngium

The 'Black wizard' with Sedum xenox yellow

Helenium 'Moerhelm beauty' in full bloom 

Japanese anemones surrounded by blooming parsley

A new Crocosmia " Emily McKenzie'

And lastly a trio of selfseeders , Nicotiana, Ammii and Cosmos.
So for more of Blooming August ....
Join Carol at May Dreams Garden


8 comments:

  1. Gorgeous...love the Ammii majus...so wonderful! Just wondering about the Sedum 'Xenox'...how big does it get...I keep seeing contradictory info.

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    1. Scott, Mine is about 2'x2' , I've had it for about three years now. It keeps it's shape without the "Chelsea chop" . I'm just trying out 'Madrona' , I know you're a fan .

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  2. Your garden looks beautiful! So many different blooms. I added a Alstroemeria psittacina 'variegata' to my garden this year too. Did you pick yours up at Xera?

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    1. Laura, Yes , I did get it from Xera and a few other things !

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  3. I love that Nigella. Does it seed as profusely as the more common one (which I eventually banned from the garden)? And that dahlia! We may need to do some trading.

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    1. Ricki, The Nigella is new to me this year, I'll let you know next summer how it self seeds. I do have plenty of seed left , if you what any. The Dahlia is from Freddie's , As are all my Dahlias , usually on discount !

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    2. I was just going to ask for some of those seeds! I love that nigella. You have so many wonderful, unusual blooms. I love your garden so much!

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    3. Heather, I'll bring seeds to Plant swap !

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