August 15, 2013 Bloom Day

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The entrance garden with Walker’s Low catmint and cannas.

Here’s what’s bloomin’ on this mild August morning.

The Secret Garden today.
The Secret Garden today.
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Looking east in the Secret Garden. The daylilies are just about finished, but the Datura is taking over the universe, again.
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Looking south in the Secret Garden.
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Marigolds, red glads, and Annabelle hydrangea
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The old rambling rose that a neighbor gave me still cranks out late blooms.
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The Knock Out Rose and the red Carpet Rose continue to give me blooms. The hansa roses in the background are getting their second seasonal wind.
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Halcyon hostas
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Limelight hydrangea
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Rose of Sharon
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Rose of Sharon with a few red cannas.
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A mishmash of white liastris and purple coneflowers that a friend gave me.
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A morning glory doing what it does best…being blue.
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Hibiscus in the Secret Garden
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Asiatic lily in the Secret Garden. This is its first season and it is doing beautifully!
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White phlox and Fragrant Angel echinacea in the Secret Garden
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Wildberry hansa rose in the Secret Garden with a few crocosmias. This clump gets more shade so blooms a little later than the other clump.
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Tardive hydrangea in the Secret Garden
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A shady little nook in the back of the Secert Garden.
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The moonflowers are going bananas, as usual. And, there are few First Knight daylilies still blooming. In the bottom right are a few Moonbeam coreopsis.
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Helianthus brightening up a sunny little corner of the Secret Garden
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A neighbor game me a clump of rose campion years ago and it continues to do well. There are also a few White Dome hydrangeas here and the anemone that a friend gave me is just starting to bud out.
A nameless hosta that a friend gave me a number of years ago.  It's blossoms are wonderfully fragrant
A nameless hosta that a friend gave me a number of years ago. It’s blossoms are wonderfully fragrant
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This gladiola doesn’t know it’s an annual. It comes back year after year, probably because of the warmth that comes through the foundation wall. I didn’t plant this and spent a number of years trying to get rid of it. Finally I decided to just admire its will to live.
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I cannot believe how much the Walker’s Low catmint has grown. I just planted this season. Those are yellow cannas in the back. Catmint. Cat statue. It’s called “a theme.”:-)

2 thoughts on “August 15, 2013 Bloom Day

  1. Thanks for visiting and commenting on my blog.
    Wow, the first photo of your garden looks more like a park than the usual size of gardens over here in London – it must be huge! It looks very pretty and colourful, very nice. Will come back and have a look at some older posts when I have time.
    Take care, Helene.

  2. Your garden looks gorgeous! Especially like the 5th and 6th shots from the bottom! Can’t believe that you can have a path in common home gardens here in Japan. The combination of white liastris and purple coneflowers is quite attractive!!
    Thank you for visiting on my blog!

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