Friday, August 15, 2014

August in bloom….

My old friend Cosmos ' sensation' returning another year, One of the first annuls I planted when we moved in. At  one time the garden was awash in Cosmos , now just the one.

Verben bonariensis with Nicotiana sylvestris in the background; another returning selfseeder.

My little bloomer; the santa barbara daisy , I want it to self seed  and use it as ground cover  with alpine strawberries .

Knifhofia 'percys pride' 

The first Calendula 'neon' to self seed ; and in not a bad spot , next to the Amsonia which finished blooming a good while ago. 

Fuchsia 'thalia' 

Justicia brandegeana and Zaluzianska capensis , or the little shrimp flower and Night phlox 

Coreopsis tinctoria 'Mahogany' with Noid Canna and noid Dahlias
This Calendula popped up behind the Eucalyptus.

Emilia javanica with those noid Dahlias 

Persicaria amplexicaulis 'Blackfield' , this one I brought back from my trip to Port Townsend.  

The Guara , I've enjoyed this summer 

As well as Bronze fennel

And Heleniums

A welcome  surprise last night,  the first blooms of Clematis 'hellios' , I've patiently waited two years for it to bloom.
Ammi and friend
And lastly my favorite Rose .
And For more August in bloom visit Carol May Dreams Gardens 


  1. What a glorious Bloom Day you have. Every year I mean to plant the little dark coreopsis, sometimes I do.

    1. Jean , I'm hoping it's a good self seeder, but I'm collecting seed just in case !

  2. Linda you have some beautiful blooms especially the cutest one last :)

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    1. Ricki, Thanks Ricki, What's happened to your post?

    2. It's up now. Wordpress problems stymied me for a couple of days.