“August Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day”, a copyrighted post, was written for my WordPress blog called Always Growing by Jan in Covington, Louisiana
Thanks to Carol of May Dreams Gardens for coming up with GBBD. This is the day (15th of the month) in which we post everything which is blooming in our gardens.
This August there just aren’t as many flowers around as in past years. The blooming plants really seemed to have shut down early with all of the heat we had in June. Thank goodness for some colorful foliage plants, or there would be very little color in my garden right now.
A few daylilies are reblooming. Besides the ones I posted about a few days ago, Plum Tree, always a reliable rebloomer, has started flowering. The flowers are a little smaller than the ones that showed up earlier in the summer.
Some roses are still blooming, with the white Iceberg being the best, but the Knockouts have started a new flush, too. The unnamed rose from a friend is also doing well. Once we get a little cooler weather in late September, they should start flowering really well.
The hibiscus bushes, of course, are still blooming, but after being hit by the falling pine tree limb which damaged several branches, they are still recovering and have not put out as many flowers.
The salvias are still blooming (Lady in Red & Coral Nymph) as are the gingers (butterfly, peacock), and the occasional pink rain lily pops up. Sweet autumn clematis and the swamp clematis are two vines that are still blooming.
That seems to be about it for August Bloom Day. Kind of disappointing, isn’t it? Here’s hoping that September will bring more rain and cooler temperatures which in turn will bring more flowers.