The drought seems to have passed at last and mowing is back on the agenda when things dry out a bit! I’m not convinced that the water has reached deeply, but at least we have had some honest rain.
Here are some highlights.
The re-blooming of several clematis:
And from a dear friend…
And in no particular order…gentians!
Crocosmia is a show stopper. I like the bright orange!
Nearby I like to pair this with burgundy Angelica gigas.
August is usually the season for blackberry lily (formerly Belamcanda chinensis and is now Iris domestica) and candy lily (which was xPardancanda norrisii and now Iris norrisii) They are both finished here this year and were too difficult to photograph. 😦
Hostas are thriving now!
Return of the roses (some without their ID)
Sedums of all sorts in different stages:
I have a Vitex plant which is showing off right now. It is ever so slow to return in our Canadian climate, but how I love it!
Some of the phlox have finished blooming, but the Tall Pink garden phlox is in full form now.
I am a fan of the “feelings” series of phlox that do not fully open. These are enhancing the barn garden now.
Good old Rudbeckia goldstrum is glowing now
Ligularias also add bright spots.
And in shady parts there is tricyrtis
A Pinellia re-bloomed
and Cardinal Flower
A few new wonders look promising.
Another recent addition
This next plant should also reach about 8′ in height. It is just a one year old baby now.
There was also a single artichoke from a crop of 11 plants grown from seed. The foliage is lovely thank goodness!
This post will be linked to more August garden blogs. Check out the list of other participants in this month’s Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day at Carol’s main GBBD post at May Dreams Gardens. Thanks for the visit!