Monday, August 15, 2016

Garden Bloggers Bloom Day - August 2016

Heat, heat and more heat.  OK.  So maybe global warming is real.  Then I hear how we broke a record set 100 years ago and I begin to wonder.  We had two big rainfalls in one week.  Quite a bit of rain actually, but for some flowers it was too late.

My astilbe have suffered greatly, making flower buds but not opening.  Just no way I could provide enough water.  I've been moving lots of plants out of areas that are partly sunny to complete shade, just to let them recover.  I am seeing lots of desiccation on leaves of hostas, so they get moved too. And this is in shady areas of the landscape.

Anyway, enough grousing and on to pictures of what is blooming.  (plus check out this post for late July flowers)
A 'volunteer' Rose of Sharon with hostas and ferns, growing in dappled shade.
A beautiful flower on Heliopsis
Quickfire Hydrangea
Viburnum berries
Daylily Lavender Stardust
Hardy Hibiscus 'Midnight Marvel'
Fragrant white flowers on Hosta 'Guacamole'
Hosta 'Honeybells' - another fragrant variety


















One of the many Hosta 'Krossa Regal' that I have on the left.   I am always giving some away.  On the right is the annual 'snow on the mountain'.  It grows in the yard wherever it pleases.
Blossoms on Limelight hydrangea.  They seem to love this weather.
Hope you enjoyed the blooms.  Thanks to May Dreams Gardens for this blog hop of pretty flowers.

16 comments:

  1. My goodness, regardless of the temps and the deer, your flowers look amazing! A beautiful arrangement of colours.

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  2. Beautiful!
    Happy Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day!

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  3. They are beautiful Denise. I am glad things are surviving despite the heat and the deer. We too have had some rain but I'm not sure it was enough and yet we keep seeing reports of 30 inch rainfalls in the States. The weather seems all screwed up at the moment. Dunno about warming.

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    1. Some of the flooding in the south is really tragic. I have a river branch in the park behind me so we can get some serious flooding with heavy rains. Been awhile since that has happened though.

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  4. Your gardens are looking beautiful Denise despite the heat, and the last photo is absolutely gorgeous! We have had record heat here as well, with 97 degrees yesterday. Happy Bloom Day!

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    1. Thank you. That last photo is of a garden that has been established for 40 years. It's pretty hardy by now despite the heat and drought.

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  5. You've done well,and now we are both finally getting rain. I don't have enough room for hydrangeas, and I killed our one hardy hisbiscus (one day, I'll have to blog its story). And thank you for reminding me that I really should go ahead and buy a hosta "Guacamole". I've wanted one for years, but somehow I don't buy it. I need a late bloomer! Alana ramblinwitham.blogspot.com

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  6. So pretty and colorful! It reminds me of the gardens you see in England.

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    1. And now we have the rain. Just like Merry, old England.

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    2. Not sure about that Denise, they have had a heatwave there too this year.

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    3. But they are known for their rain. With all the flooding of the freeways this morning, I think we have had enough.

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  7. Hi you have lovely blooms, and profuse too. I love most those white-flowered hostas, but they don't grow here in the hot tropics.

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    1. Thanks. My hostas would have preferred cooler temps this year.

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  8. That flower on Heliopsis is AMAZING!!


    I wish you a beautiful weekend :)

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