Monday, August 20, 2012

Blooming in the Garden - Late August

After an extremely hot and dry June/July, the gardens got some rain in August which has really perked everything up!

The Bella Anna hydrangea is beautiful, you can just see the tinges of pink in the photo, it looks way better in real life.

And an old-fashioned stand-by, Blackeyed Susans.

This pot of impatiens is almost entirely hidden by Annabelle hydrangeas.

The fuschia is still hanging in there (teehee), love the combo of the two types.

And the impatiens in the birdbath have finally settled in, they looked pretty straggly for a while.

The basil doesn't have any blooms now because I cut them off to encourage leaf growth. And I had to share a photo of it as this is the best it has every been( I grow it every year), it loved the dry hot weather.

And finally, we have tried various plants in this window frame with varied success.  This year we used geraniums, which of course didn't mind the hot weather as long as we kept them watered.  I will definitely use geraniums again.

I'm so pleased with all the colour still in the August garden, do you have a favourite August bloom?

And linking up to Bloomin' Tuesday for the first time ever.

Thanks for stopping by.


Yael from Home Garden Diggers said...

Beautiful photos, a beautiful garden. I love your hydrangeas and fuschias. I particularly like Bella Anna. Hoping that you have a wonderful week.

Yael from Home Garden Diggers

Darla said...

Beautiful color for August! We have had a lot of rain around here.

Rosemary said...

Gardens look good shade one looks unaffected by the heat..

daisy said...

Lovely blooms! I can almost smell the pesto!!!

Jean said...

Welcome to Bloomin' Tuesday!I love seeing your hydrangea, mine didn't bloom this year because of a heavy frost. Just lovely! Jean

~~Rhonda said...

Happy Bloomin' Tuesday! Your garden has a lot of color for this time of year. Especially with the drought we've had. I love impatiens, but don't get around to planting annuals most years. Yours are beautiful. I like the birdbath! :) ~~Rhonda

Anonymous said...

Your garden is just lovely Roseanne! Great work!

Deanna said...

Wow Rosanne, you are really good at gardening! i am so jealous!