August 15, Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day

Wild Spice Hansa Rose, with a couple of Japanese Beetles enjoying some PDA…Hansa roses are wonderfully hardy and very fragrant. 
The entrance to the Secret Garden. The day lilies are spent and so is the crocosmia. But the Dahlias are blooming and so are the marigolds.
Wild Berry Breeze Hansa Rose, coming back after a hard pruning to curb powdery mildew.
An experiment with Dahlias
More Dahlias and an abundance of marigolds
White Carpet Rose
A second blush of Delphinium, a rather unexpected surprise…
Heuchera and a bumblebee guest
Stained Glass hosta with its lovely fragrant flowers
Zagreb Coreopsis, sending out some late summer blooms
A nameless miniature rose against white phlox.
one White Dawn bloom.
A nameless hosta that sends out lovely fragrant flowers.
Perhaps it is because of the heat, but this is the only Canna that is blooming. None of them this year got very tall.
Tardiva Hydrangea
Limelight Hydrangea
The single geranium flower…
Hibiscus, putting on a great show
Kim’s Knee High Coneflower
Annual geranium peeking through the dense growth of datura
The new red Knockout Rose
Red carpet rose
The miniature hostas I bought at Cedar Hedge Gardens in Interlochen. To the left is Maui Buttercup. In the planter, to the left is Hideout. To the right is Teaspoon. And on the bottom is Plug Nickel. To the right of the planter is Kaleidoscope. It’s not doing well…

2 thoughts on “August 15, Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day

  1. Hi Nancy, I like the marigolds and I wish I had planted some this year, although with the weather we’ve had, they wouldn’t have done very well. Your Hostas are looking lovely and “whole”, unlike the slug-munched ones I have, because of the cool summer, our hostas have already flowered. Ours aren’t fragrant – are yours noticeable fragrant? If a strongly fragrant hosta exists, then I might be able to find room for a couple somewhere.

    1. Sunil, yes, our marigolds are fragrant, but they do not have a sweet smell. It’s pungent and quite strong. I don’t find their smell unpleasant but it doesn’t evoke a wistful response the way roses do. I plant marigolds because they give me consistent color all season. And because we had such a dry hot summer, I’m so glad I planted the marigolds.

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