Friday, August 14, 2009

Garden Blogger's Bloom Day for August 2009

Mid month already, and time for that record keeping bonanza,
Garden Blogger's Bloom Day!
I didn't post in August 2008, but my 2007 post shows virtually
the same flowers blooming then as now.
Thanks as always to Carol of May Dreams Gardens
for hosting Bloom Day.
Be sure to check out the contributions from all over at her blog today.
As part of cataloging what is in every bed in the yard, I photgraphed the roses in the rose bed, and this one is my fave. Don't know the name, just never get tired of that delicious honey-tangerine color.

As usual, I've been too kind to the volunteers in the veggie garden, and have too many hollyhocks and sunflowers. This deep pink/almost burgundy hollyhock is another fave for me.

Balloon flowers are struggling along, the only thing blooming in the spring bed.

This is a 'weed' tree in Utah, the Tamarisk. I was advised to get rid of it before it took over,
but I had already lived with it for several years, and it behaves itself nicely where it is planted. Tamarisk trees take over river banks here, and so are not well thought of. I do enjoy the fluffy foliage and flowers.

Asters are blooming, and

the burgundy scabiosa, which I planted near the asters. Still trying to decide if the colors are complementary or clashing.


Irish eyes

Red valerian,

a few daylilies,

the mock orange is just starting to bloom, we chopped it way back in the spring.

The speedwell is still straggling along.

My first year for cannas, and I love the peachy rich color!

Disco belles are chugging along -

and finally, a lovely pink larkspur.
I'll plant more of these, they are easy to grow, and elegant.
Happy Bloom Day!


Outside In said...

Beautiful blooms! love the dinner plate hisbiscus.
Happy GBBD!


Nell Jean said...

Lots of pretties at your place. Larkspur is a spring annual here. That double pink larkspur is lovely, as is the peach canna.

Rose said...

I don't grow roses, but if I did, I would want a peachy-tangerine one just like yours--what a beauty! The tamarisk tree may be considered a weed tree in Utah, but I can see why you'd want to keep something with such lovely foliage and flowers. Lots of pretties in your garden!

garden girl said...

Beautiful blooms! I think the scabiosa works well with the color of the asters. At least in the photos anyway, it looks like there's not a lot of color contrast, but nice form contrast and no clashing.

lisavollrath said...

Lovely photos. Thanks for sharing, and happy Bloom Day!

HappyMouffetard said...

Lovely flowers - that rose is a beauty. Happy GBBD!

Wendy said...

I looooove the scabiosa. It's such a pretty flower. Your rose is beautiful. I have some in that sort of peachy color, it's delightful across the garden, isn't it? btw, those zuke recipes are great - don't really care for them, but I could probably sneak some into my diet in the form of a cake with cream cheese frosting!

Pam/Digging said...

I'm not usually a fan of cannas, but that peachy color is to die for. You've got a nice selection of flowers for August. And that hibiscus!

donna said...

What pretty August blooms you have. The Tama"risk" is interesting looking. You took a "risk" with it, maybe that's why it's behaving for you. I wonder if it takes over the wetlands like purple loosestrife does around here.

Sue said...

Hi! Thanks for your comment on my blog. I enjoyed your blooms, too. That pink larkspur is my favorite!

Lynne's Somewhat Invented Life said...

Absolutely beautiful. My faves are the Canna's and that lovely Coneflower.

joene said...

I love your scabiosia and hollyhock flowers. My asters are not in bloom yet, and daylilies are just ending. Wonderful photos.

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

Oh, I love your pink larkspur. I just have to try one of those.My blue speedwell has bloomed out. In fact most of my flowers now are on their last blooms it seems.I like your red valerian too. I bet it is a butterfly and bee magnet.

Muum said...

Thanks, everyone, for your comments! HOpe your gardening is going well!

Barbara said...

Thank you for sharing your lovelies.

Kylee from Our Little Acre said...

This was my first year for larkspur and like you, I'll grow them again. So easy and so elegant! One of mine looked like it was tie-dyed!

Lots of pretty blooms you've got there!