Here are a few blooms from my garden that caught my eye:
Impatiens niamniamensis ‘Congo Cockatoo’
The dreaded Impatiens glandulifera.
The same wearing light pink.
Impatiens balfourii, another weedy one which Scott was kind(?) enough to pass along to me when we visited his lovely garden.
This tuberous begonia will represent all of the large-flowered ones this time. I've had this one for at least five years and the blooms this year are bigger than ever.
Here's one atop a bowling ball for reference. I often pick up the fallen blooms and float them in the closest water feature outside or throw them on top of whatever's handy.
If you try really hard, you too can grow phlox horizontally like this. It takes some doing but it's worth the effort because you get to enjoy them even more when you're mowing the lawn and get to pick them up and enjoy their fragrance.
Pelargonum whose flower shape I fell in love with this spring. Hope it makes it through the winter. I'll bring it in but usually kill houseplants so we'll hope for the best.
Pelargonum 'Indian Princess'
Hardy geranium 'Ann Folkhard' shows up in the darndest places like 9 feet up this choisya.
Is it cheating to include this stunning Salvia dombeyi? You see, It just came home from the Fronderosa Frolic where it was quite an eye catcher on the Far Reaches Farm table.
Crocosmia 'Hellfire.' So pretty that I had to get another one at the Frolic.
It's a good thing that Clerodendrum bungei has such fragrant flowers that look all fresh faced and new in August! Otherwise, I could never forgive it's tendency to come up everywhere and try to take over the world!
Hydrangea macrophylla 'Pistachio'. The novelty has worn off and I still like it.
Who couldn't at least smile when seeing this member of the hydrangea clan which possesses all the subtle charm of a drag queen dressed for a fiesta.
Abutilon megapotamicum. (Yes, AGAIN!)
Tangle of white lilies, Hydrangea 'Bavaria', Persicaria 'Golden Arrow' and a bunch of other stuff.
The last of the lilies for the summer. Le sigh.
Dahlia. This one has very dark foliage & the color combination is stunning.
Needs some serious editing!
Clematis something or other growing up rosa glauca.
Mt. Etna Broom.
Maybe a backhoe would be the right tool to use to edit this mess. Don't you feel better about your own garden now?
I've never met a hardy fuchsia I didn't like!
Cyclamen still holding their own in the battle with the timber bamboo grove!
Fuchsia 'Shrimp Coctail'
And back up the steps to the back door is a brugmansia pouring out it's evening scent. Hope your bloom day is as sweet as this smells!
Thanks Carol for hosting Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day on the 15th of each month! To see what's blooming around the world, be sure to click over to May Dreams Gardens!