Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Apple's August Bloom Report

For the August edition of Garden Bloggers Bloom Day I have an amazing (to me) number of things blooming.

Front bed

  • Hosta
  • Stella d'oro daylilies
  • Daylily - Carolyn Criswell
  • Beebalm
  • Foxglove - re-blooming

Butterfly Garden
  • Butterfly Bushes (3)
  • Beebalm
  • Hibiscus - annual
  • Hollyhocks
  • Tickseed
  • Globe Thistle
  • Coneflower
  • Strawflower
  • Datura
  • Black-eyed susans
  • Sunflower
  • Liatris
  • Butterfly weed
  • Gladiolas
  • Mums - it's too early!
  • Dianthus - reblooming
  • Penstemon - reblooming
  • Salvia - reblooming
Screen House Bed
  • Mums - newly purchased
  • Fushia
Back bed
  • Blanket Flower
  • Outhouse Flower
  • Zinnias
  • Orange double daylily
  • Hibiscus - perennial
  • Petunias
Willow bed
  • Hollyhocks
  • Beebalm
  • Snapdragons
  • Tiger lilies
  • weeds - yes, I'm so far behind that they are flowering!


  1. I love your comment onthe weeds. I thought about saying something like it myself about my garden, but I wanted to look like I knew what I was doing. Better to be honest, right? Is there ever enough time?

  2. I need a better watering system. Recently I came across a hose attachment with four connections. Each one could be turned on or off individually of the other. That's what I need, that and lots of hose! (And some more flowers.)

  3. Apple you've got so many flowers blooming at once! Your collage photo looks great.
    Your datura and my brugmansia are related - both called Angel Trumpets, but yours looks up and mine faces down. My Brugmansia dies back pretty bad in Austin - other Texas gardeners keep theirs in containers to bring in over winter.

    Annie at the Transplantable Rose

  4. What lovely flowers, so many yellows and reds! Love it!

  5. You have lots of beautiful flowers blooming right now. I don't think I've heard of an outhouse flower before. I'll have to Google that one.

  6. I looked up the outhouse flower. It is Golden Glow, Rudbeckia laciniata 'Hortensia'

  7. Apple, Your garden looks like it is doing great! I also like the way you did the collage. It would make a great poster. Can I ask how you did that?

    And thanks for participating in Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day.

    Carol at May Dreams Gardens

  8. That is truly a Bloom Day! Great shots and thank you for sharing!

  9. Hi Marie - My weeds are a little hard to miss. Claiming that they are all for the butterflies isn't quite cutting it.

    Martha - I've been very surprised at how little watering I've had to do but I didn't plant any vegetables. Country Girl and I will fix you up with some flowers in the fall or spring. I wish we lived a half hour closer!

    Annie - My datura bloomed a month earlier than last year and I'm actually getting seed pods! Quite exciting for me.

    Salix Tree,Robin & layanee - Thanks!

    Carol - I'm tickled that I'm having such great beginner's luck.

    To make the collage I used Picasa2, which is free to down load. Then you select the pictures you want and "hold" them in the "tray" at the lower left. When you have all of the pictures you want there just click the collage button and voila!

  10. Hmm, blogger isn't liking my html tonight. The link for Picasa2 is:

  11. What a lovely selection of flowers you have blooming. Mine seem to be all drying up due to lack of rain. I'm the other side of the lake to you. I see you had the clear wing hummingbird moths as well. I discovered them in my garden last year. And is that a tree frog is spy in your flower?

  12. Are you sure you're not running a garden center in your yard ? Just kidding ! What a wonderful collection of beautiful flowers, Apple .

  13. Splendid array of colors!
    I wish I could have your blooms as a front page photograph on a calendar in my drawing room!

  14. Hi Crafty,
    I hope you get some rain soon. We missed out here yesterday but I think Country Girl may have gotten some. The moth was back yesterday - fun to watch. I think they're some type of toad. I haven't seen them again.

    Carolyn Gail,
    Thanks! No garden center here - I have an acre to fill! lol

    Green Thumb,
    Thank you, you make me blush.

  15. Yes, Apple, a half hour closer would be nice. It would also help if I typically drove east to do my shopping rather than west. I would still love to get together, we just have to set a time.