I think our summer has gotten mixed up now. It has gone from a hot and very dry summer to a cold and wet one all of a sudden. I'm not complaining about it, it's just that it seems like we are having June weather now. They are forecasting a "heat wave" next week so the plants and trees will need the rain we've been getting.
It's hard to believe its' mid August and time for bloom day, that also means that summer vacation is only 2 weeks longer and then it's back to school.
Rose of Sharon 'Minerva'
Echinacea 'Fragrant Angel' does have a slight fragrance, but I think 'Sundown' has a better one.
Another new Dahlia popping up from last year's Costco bag. I've had great luck with them returning this year, better than with tubers I've spent quite a bit more money on.
Veronica 'Lilac Fantasy' on it's second round of blooms. I highly recommend this variety, it has reseeded a bit and the seedlings are even blooming. The second round of blooms are just as large as the first.
Zinnia 'Apricot Blush' was one that the littlest gardener "helped" with. She dumped the seeds into her water table. I just picked up the plastic table and poured it into the nearest flower bed. I see that at least one has bloomed. It's such a pretty color.
Turtlehead (Chelone) is blooming by the pond. I noticed the ones in deeper shade are way behind these ones. I just planted these last year.
Phlox and Liatris, I love how this combination turned out.
Zinnia 'Green Envy' another one started from seed. This was one I was excited to see bloom and I really like them.
Another Costco Dahlia 'Pretty Lady' is my favorite and the most photogenic. It has by far the most flowers of all of the Dahlias.
Visit Carol at May Dreams Gardens to see her flowers and more blooms from all over the world.