Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day - August 2019

What's blooming in my zone 9a Southeast Texas garden this August? Here's a look.

Sunflowers, of course.

Crape myrtles, ditto.

Wedelia, a rampantly growing ground cover.

 Coral vine.


 Hamelia patens, aka Mexican firebush or hummingbird bush.


 Ornamental potato vine.

 Vitex, aka chaste tree.

 Evergreen wisteria.

Autumn sage, Salvia greggii.

 Butterfly ginger.


Texas sage, blooms of which are triggered by rain, or, in this case, the sprinkler.

 Esperanza, aka yellowbells.

Ruellia 'Chi Chi'.

Blue plumbago.

 Turk's cap, 'Big Momma'.

 Rudbeckia 'Goldstrum'.

 'Pride of Barbados'.



 Cypress vine.

 Justicia 'Orange Flame'.

 Water lily.

What's blooming in your garden this month? If you leave a comment, I'll be able to visit and find out!

Thanks to Carol of May Dreams Gardens for this monthly meme and happy Bloom Day to all.


  1. Lots of beauty in your garden! I have never heard of an evergreen wisteria before - beautiful color! Love the water lily!
    My Turk's Cap and Cypress Vine are just beginning to bloom, and my Butterfly Milkweed is finished.
    Happy Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day!

    1. Evergreen wisteria is more well-mannered and not invasive like the more commonly known wisteria. It also does not bloom as prolifically, but I enjoy having in my garden and I love the bloom color also.

  2. Wonderful summer blooms...I sometimes feel that you live in my country since we have common blooms every month...Evergreen Wisteria is such a treat to the eyes...Hope you and your husband are in good health and spirits.Happy Blooms Day.

    1. We do have a lot in common, don't we? I think we must live at similar latitudes on our planet.

  3. I enjoy your blog for all the flowers that won't grow in zone 5b climes. We don't have that much in common. But I love the crepe myrtle, as I say so many times. I wish there was a variety hardy in our zone. Maybe one day.

    1. There are probably hybridizers busy working on that even now!

  4. What beautiful blooms you have, Dorothy. I have the first and last that you show, but few (if any) in between. Happy Bloom Day! P.x

    1. Well, sunflowers and water lilies are pretty universal, aren't they?

  5. So much beauty. There must be thousands of Crape myrtle trees in LA and they are all blooming now.

    1. This is their time to shine; the hotter and more humid it is the better!

  6. You certainly have flower from each color of the rainbow! What lovely blooms.

    My Corner of the World

    1. Thank you, Betty. I look forward to visiting your corner of the world!


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