Sunday, August 15, 2010

Garden Bloggers Bloom Day - August 2010

It has been so hot and dry here that the garden looks as tired as I am with this month. The Robert Porre garden phlox is holding a few blooms. The hostas are blooming despite the dry conditions.
The pots are looking alright but even they are starting to show signs of decline. Happily a few of the vines in the garden are stilll blooming. Hyacinth Vine is blooming up a storm as is the Cardinal Vine, Yellow Trumpet Vine and the native Honeysuckle.
Other plants blooming are: Cone Flower, Monarda, Sunflowers, Phlox David, Yellow Tansy, Pink Anemone, Turtlehead, Joe Pye Weed. I hope this GBBD finds your garden full of blooms, plenty of rain and empty of weeds. For more GBBD from all over the world go here.

18 comments:

Denise said...

That's a lusty hyacinth vine! Vines are some of the best things about August. Happy bloom day.

SandyCarlson said...

Your "tired" is pretty awesome looking to me, my friend!

Donna said...

I thought your garden looks fine. I know the heat is trying, but some stalwarts are hanging in there, vines among them.

Mr. McGregor's Daughter said...

TGFP - thank God for Phlox. Without them, our gardens would look sad indeed. 'Robert Poore' is a great color. Can I fit in one more Phlox?

Rose said...

Your hyacinth vine doesn't look the least bit tired, Lisa--wish I had remembered to plant my seeds! "Full of blooms, plenty of rain and empty of weeds"... I wish you those perfect conditions as well:)

Blackswamp_Girl said...

Oooh... I think I need some HBV next year! Denise is right, that's one lusty, gorgeous vine. Just keep looking at that, and you won't notice the stressed parts... right? :)

Jayne said...

Everything in my garden looks tired and parched as it's been so unbearably hot this year. Even the salvia can't seem to find the strength to bloom again. Boy, I am ready for it to cool off a bit.

Diana said...

That sounds like a plethora of blooms for you. I imagine they are a little tired because you had such an early start to to the growing season this year. We've had more rain than normal so some of ours are looking a little tired, too -- tired of wet feet! But it's hot and dry now - 100+ all week.

Monica the Garden Faerie said...

Hi Lisa, the two plants you show look lovely! My fleeceflowers that you gave me still haven't flowered, though they are quite tall. I'm going to huess it's either too shady or too sunny where I have them. Because I planted my garden to be lazy, things actually look OK for me since I never water any of my plants (except for the veggies and one damn container). :)

Cheryl said...

Isn't it amazing Lisa just how many plants survive extreme weather.
The vine is lovely.....one that I am not familiar with.....

Jan (VA Zone 7A) said...

This time of year it does seem like the garden looks a bit tired. But your photos are lovely and your list of blooming plants is long. You've reminded me of my Turtleheads...I had forgotten about them. None of them are in bloom and I wonder if they will be soon. Seems like they might have been blooming by this time last yr., but I don't know for sure. Happy Bloom Day.

Jennifer said...

Finally there was a break from the relentless heat here! Yesterday, it rained here and cooler, drier air blew in on the most marvelous breeze. Hope your garden gets a break from the hot dry weather soon too!

Julie said...

Purdy! I like your wish that our gardens be empty of weeds...LOL!!! :)

Layanee said...

It has been hot here also but we did get some rain last night so things are breathing again. Love the phlox and hyacinth vine. Why didn't I plant hyacinth vine this year? Hmmmm...next year for sure. Stay cool.

Christine B. said...

Your phlox looks about a week or ten days ahead of mine. The slugs have been eating the blooming stalks before they bud/bloom. That's never happened to me before but my city in in the midst of a record number of rainy days so maybe that explains the explosion of slugs. I suppose there is always something to complain about in the garden!

Christine in Alaska

Nan said...

I think everything looks just beautiful!!

cyndy said...

The view from here is terrific! Always fun to read what is blooming in your garden...and I just love seeing the Hyacinth Vine with the seed pods! I have tried to grow it many times, and have wonderful flowers, but my growing season is so short, I get very few pods...

Is your Yellow Trumpet as vigorous a plant as the Orange/Red?

Kerri said...

So sorry you and your garden have had to endure the heat and drought. We had our share of it too, earlier in the summer, and my hostas suffered the most. We weren't as dry as you, but dry enough. The recent rains have been welcome but we're missing the sunshine now. This week has been wet, dreary and chilly. A happy medium would be appreciated ;)
Your HBV is gorgeous! And yes, yay for phlox!! They are still providing some color in my garden.