August Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day

“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.

Plum Tree Daylily w Frog (redu)

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.

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Shelia's Rose (redu)

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.

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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.

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Clematis Crispa (redu)

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.

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11 Comments

  1. donna said,

    August 16, 2009 at 1:10 pm

    Your blooms are pretty even in the hot month of August. Things could be worse, you could have 6 months of cold and snow. Don’t you hate it when people say, “Things could be worse.” Now when I have oodles and oodles of pretty flowers, I don’t have the energy to do much posting.

    • Jan said,

      August 16, 2009 at 1:28 pm

      Donna, I’ll take the heat over snow and ice any day. I hope you are enjoying your oodles of flowers.

  2. Sweet Bay said,

    August 16, 2009 at 5:08 pm

    Love the single pink and white roses. They look very sweet.

  3. Phillip said,

    August 16, 2009 at 10:07 pm

    I messed around and didn’t post although I do have quite a lot blooming for this time of year. Do you expect to get any rain from Claudette?

  4. andré said,

    August 16, 2009 at 11:28 pm

    Oh, August is too hot for your flowers? Well, judging from your photos, it still looks nice at your place. I like those hibiscuses.

  5. Jake said,

    August 16, 2009 at 11:37 pm

    Your Hibiscus are every pretty! My Double Red(well, it blooms peach on the smae bush too) has been blooming since June. My single Red Hibiscus just now has it’s first bud of the season. They died to the ground on the night we hit 23, I will cover them next time. I didn’t because they took 25 so well.

    Jake

  6. August 17, 2009 at 6:00 am

    great pics. Roses here are in bad condition here as temp gone over 100F.

  7. Randy said,

    August 17, 2009 at 10:18 am

    Jan, I don’t think it’s disappointing at all. You have a lot more going on than we do.

  8. August 17, 2009 at 9:15 pm

    I don’t think your blossoms are disappointing at all! Looks good to me. 🙂 I really appreciate the reblooming daylilies. Yours is very sweet!

  9. Zindagi said,

    August 18, 2009 at 3:21 am

    loved those beautiful blooms, thanks for sharing

  10. Sylvana said,

    August 22, 2009 at 12:38 pm

    The hibiscus must more than make up for all the things that aren’t blooming. I love them, but mine haven’t even begun to bloom yet.


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