August Blooms in the Garden

It was a hot August for most of us, and despite the blazing temperatures, we still had some beautiful blooms throughout the month. I have chosen plants that can perform through the heat and drought because I like to enjoy blooms throughout the growing season. Allium, Agastache, Lupines, Hibiscus, Rudbeckia, Passiflora, Echinacea, Buddleia and Lavender are all looking lovely and are covered in pollinators. I took some photos, so I thought I’d share them with you.

A Tiger Swallowtail on Echinacea purpurea.

We currently have two different types of Echinacea growing, but I’d like to plant many more. The one pictured above is probably the most common kind of Coneflower used in landscaping, Echinacea purpurea.

Lupines, Allium & Agastache in my all purple flowerbed.

Yes, I have a corner flowerbed that is entirely dedicated to purple flowers. In the photo above, you’ll see Lupines in the front, Alliums on the left and lovely variegated Agastache on the right.

Rudbeckia fulgida

Black-eyed Susans always remind me that Fall is right around the corner. We have two different varieties of Rudbeckia growing here; Rudbeckia fulgida (pictured above) and Rudbeckia ‘Prairie Sun’; and certainly hope to plant more in the future.

Passiflora incarnata ‘Maypop’

Passion flower is one of the most beautiful flowers on our planet, in my humble opinion. They are so different from other flowers, it always amazes me that they will happily grow in my garden.

Hibiscus moscheutos

Swamp Rose Mallow also called Hardy Hibiscus is perfect for our boggy property. We picked the spots in our yard that hold water for the longest period, and planted Hibiscus plants right there. We currently have four different varieties of Hibiscus; a green leaf variety with pink flowers (pictured above), a green leaf variety with red flowers, a red leaf variety with pink flowers (Proven Winners Hibiscus moscheutos ‘Edge of Night’), and a red leaf variety with magenta flowers (Proven Winners Hibiscus moscheutos ‘Evening Rose’) (pictured below).

Hibiscus moscheutos ‘Evening Rose’ – notice the puddle of water in which it is planted.

August in the garden has looked so wonderful, I’m hopeful that September will be just as glorious. What’s blooming in your garden? Comment below with your current blooms, I love hearing about other people’s flower gardens.

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