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Sunday, August 15, 2010

Blooming in August

The fifteenth of another month has arrived which means it's time for Bloom Day! This bloomday just finds me happy that I have plants alive and virtually ecstatic that I have blooms. If you've been reading along lately you probably have heard me complain before about the lack of rain and the really high temperatures. Water is so vital to a garden and it's been lacking lately.

Let's see what blooms in August here in my Tennessee garden!

We have zinnias:

I like to add zinnias to empty spaces. I plant them from seed I save each year. The second from the bottom on the right is 'Persian Carpet' zinnia, an heirloom zinnia new to my garden this year.

Some Yellow Flowers:

Row 1: 'Oranges and Lemons' Gaillardia
Row 2: Rudbeckia 'Cappuccino', Yellow Cosmos

A Lot of Purple:

Row 1: Verbena bonairensis, Butterfly Bush, Salvia farinacea
Row2: Petunia, 'Purple Homestead' Verbena, Black and Blue Salvia
Row3: Russian Sage, New York Celeste Aster, Liriope

And some Crape myrtle!

Crape myrtles made either from cuttings or from naturally occurring seedlings.

Coming soon: Caryopteris and mums!

Thanks for stopping by and commenting!


  1. Oooh, pretty zinnias. I've never saved the seeds from zinnias before. Is it easy?

    I just posted about the zinnia's I grew recently.

  2. Love crepe myrtle but a no go here in the snow belt. We make do with lilac trees. Very pretty images, so organized to boot.

  3. Sounds like you've been having much the same weather we have. UGH! I hate to wish for fall, but it will be nice to have cooler weather. Beautiful zinnias, Dave!

    I'm going to study your greenhouse project. Looks like we're going to be doing one here soon! :-)

  4. I love the crepe myrtles and am envious that you can grow them and of course, they aren't hardy here... L

  5. What a gorgeous selection of blooms you have this month Dave. I'm partial to shades of purple, but I'm drawn to that Rubeckia. :)

  6. Looking good for such a hot summers day!


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