Bloom Day, August 15, 2011

This Bloom Day finds one day lily still blooming.  Good old reliable First Knight continues to deliver.

First Knight Day Lily

But though the day lilies have gone, the Tardiva and Limelight hydrangeas are following nicely.

Tardiva Hydrangea
Limelight Hydrangea

And, the old Rose of Sharon is still blooming.  The butterflies and hummingbirds love it.  The hummingbirds are beginning to migrate, so the tree is a welcomed dining opportunity.

Old Rose of Sharon

The Mac and Cheese echinacea  provides a wonderful warmth to the garden.  And, the Pink Double Delight has really taken off.

The Moonflowers have done their usual vigorous thing.  I had to cut them back because they completely blocked the path.  The moths love them at night.

Moonflower

But also blooming is the white phlox.  And it provides the perfect backdrop for the red carpet rose that seems to love its spot in the Secret Garden.

The caryopteris is just beginning to bloom.  I’m afraid I’m going to have to pull out most of it in the fall.  It is just too big for the space I have.  I hate to see those wonderful blue spires go, but they’ve become too much of a good thing.

One of my favorite hostas is also blooming today.  Stained Glass has lovely fragrant blossoms.  I often cut hosta flower stalks off because I think they look messy.  But I let Stained Glass bloom all it wants.

Stained Glass Hosta
Blue Knight Caryopteris
Pink Double Echinacea
Marigold Bed in the Lower Garden
White Phlox and Red Carpet Rose
Mac and Cheese Echinacea

3 thoughts on “Bloom Day, August 15, 2011

  1. Love the Mac and Cheese Echinacea and the white Phlox/red Carpet Rose combination. Although the Stained Glass Hosta flower takes my vote. That is so lovely … simple bright white! Thanks for sharing your lovely blooms on this GBBD!

  2. You have some lovely blooms in your garden, I especially like of the stained glass hosta. Such a stunning flower. I sometimes find that the foliage is wonderful but the flowers disappointing and they fade so quickly!

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