Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day - August 2018
Welcome to my zone 9a garden in Southeast Texas. Here are some of my plants that are blooming this month. If you visited my garden on July Bloom Day, you will have seen many of them before.
Texas sage. Its blooms are triggered by rainfall and since we've had a fairly wet summer, this large shrub has been in bloom for much of the season.
Portulaca, aka moss rose.
Evergreen wisteria, a late summer to early fall bloomer.
Blue plumbago, usually one of my most dependable bloomers, has not done as well this year. I don't think it has liked our weather.
The muscadine vines have been very happy and are full of grapes.
This is a pale pink gomphrena called 'Pinball.' It has carried a profuse load of blooms right through the summer.
Rudbeckia 'Goldstrum,' aka black-eyed Susan.
The beautyberry shrubs are loaded with berries - both the traditional purple...
...and the white cultivar.
The large almond verbena shrub is covered in these unpretentious but wonderfully scented blossoms. They perfume the entire side of the garden where they live.
A few of the daylilies are reblooming.
Pentas, a butterfly favorite.
I have these little marigolds in beds scattered all around the garden.
The summer phlox is well past its prime but some of the plants are still blooming.
The pomegranate tree is full of these fruits.
Justicia orange flame.
The basil flowers are still nourishing the bees.
Coral vine. Its heaviest bloom is in the fall.
Joe Pye weed, a native plant that I love to grow.
The purple coneflowers have been disappointing this year, perhaps due to the weather. They were glorious last year.
Anisacanthus (flame acanthus) with bee.
Duranta erecta, aka golden dewdrop, so called for the yellow berries it develops after the blooms are done.
Hamelia patens, Mexican flame bush, a hummingbird favorite.
These dinner plate-sized hibiscus blossoms only last for one day, but they are spectacular while they do.
That's it for this Bloom Day. I hope you enjoyed your visit. Don't forget to visit our host, Carol at May Dreams Gardens and see a list of all the other gardens that are participating in this month's meme.
Happy gardening and happy Bloom Day to all.