August in Bloom

August in Bloom

It’s time for another edition of Garden Blogger’s Bloom Day brought to you by Carol of May Dreams Gardens! August is one of those times of the year before the fall flowers really start to get going where plants are kind of in transition but there are still many things in bloom. Today we’ll step back a bit and look at larger areas blooming while taking an occasional closer look.

In the self-seeding garden next to the arbor there is a variety of plants blooming including zinnias, rudbeckia, sunflowers, guara, celosia, Verbena bonariensis, verbascum (I didn’t plant it it just grew and I let it grow as a trap plant for the Japanese Beetles.  They love the stuff for some reason.), and salvia. There are probably others that cannot be seen hiding behind the zinnias. I think I’ll tone the zinnias back just a little next year.

In the birdbath garden from this angle we have rudbeckia, ‘Mystic Spires’ salvia, ‘Purple Homestead’ Verbena, and ‘Jethro Tull’ Coreopsis.
From another angle we have ‘Black and Blue’ Salvia peeking into the photo and a butterfly bush. The butterfly bush was really popular at the garden club meeting last Saturday.
The rain garden has some zinnias, a few rudbeckias, and some purple coneflowers blooming.

Here’s a closer look at one of the rudbeckias. I think it’s ‘Cappuccino’ but I’m not completely positive.

The goldenrod is blooming in the rain garden as well.

And now for some random bloomers around the gardens!

Russian sage (Perovskia atriplicifolia)
(see here to propagate Russian sage)
The sedum is blooming and if you look closer you might see a little visitor.

Thanks for visiting on Bloom Day!


Dave has written since 2007. He gardens on an acre and a half where he raises his 5 children. He enjoys growing vegetables, herbs, and propagating plants. Dave works as a real estate agent in Spring Hill, TN.

This Post Has 11 Comments

  1. Looking good for August! Been so wet here most of what I have blooming has issues. Thanks for sharing

  2. That black and blue is so awesome! I love the cappuccino too. Just the name makes me happy. Looking good!

  3. Very impressive for August!

  4. Wow, that is a lot of color for this time of year!
    That sedum is so pretty. I'm excited for mine KMG sent me to bloom!

  5. Your blooms look great and I like to see the wide shots too! Flowers are nice but seeing how they are all planted with one another is my favorite part!

  6. Very impressive. I can't wait till my Autumn Joy blooms. It was a pass-a-long from my brother.

  7. Looks like the rain has been helping everything along. The Goldenrod look beautiful!


  8. I completely missed the mockingbird until I enlarged the photo–he camouflaged himself very well! I'm of the belief you can never have too many zinnias:) Enjoyed the tour of your garden; very colorful!

  9. Your flowers are awesome! I forgot how pretty sedum can be. Mine is still green, so seeing yours makes me happy since all that color is still to come. Thanks for showing your garden.

  10. I remember Carol asked us awhile ago to visit the people who posted near us so that everyone gets their blooms visited. I enjoyed your blooms. I always like to see close ups and wider views of flowers. Great job! Your property looks beautiful!

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