Sunday, August 14, 2011
Bloom Day Surprises
It's Garden Blogger Bloom Day again and while I am happy to share a few photos of some of this month's more or less new bloomers I wish someone would tell me how it got to be the 15th? Didn't I just flip the calendar page to August? And if it is indeed mid-August why is everything looking relatively happy? Last things first...the garden is pretty happy right now because, unlike friends Cindy in Texas and Dee in Oklahoma who are suffering through a horrendously hot and dry summer, we are having the mildest summer in decades. I am not complaining...it is just so weird though. I think being gone on vacation through the first week of this month has totally confused my sense of time. I do feel a bit more focused today but the garden is trying to keep me off balance. For instance, while the wisteria always has some continued summer bloom this year it is really putting on a good show. Almost enough to make me think it is June. And then there is this iris...
But this hollyhock begins to let me know it is not as early in the summer as it feels. I love this...I just wish I knew where it came from! I have no memory of planting it, from seed or start.
Glossy abelia Edward Goucher blooms enough of the year that it doesn't help me orient myself.
And if it is not August, but June, I would not have already been to Seattle Fling where I heard David Perry speak and I would not have shot this, my first coreopsis, into the light.
Due to the moderate summer we are enjoying there are many blooms this month...pelargoniums, roses, salvias, lavenders, portulaca, wax begonias, rex begonias, allysum, solanum jasminoides, agapanthus, alstroemeria, society garlic, passion flower, scabiosa, and more. And then there is the vegetable garden with tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, cucumbers, summer squash all blooming and producing.
May Dreams Gardens where Carol or one of the garden fairies will once again have things set up so you can travel the world of blooms by visiting blogs linked there.