Garden Bloggers Bloom Day - August 2015
I wasn't sure I'd have any blooms to share for this August Garden Bloggers Bloom day. It has been such a hot and dry summer. The weather reports that El Nino is to blame or what they are calling the potentially 'Godzilla' El Nino event. In any case, the Portland, Oregon area has had little to no intermittent moisture.
I've been concerned that some of my plants would not survive, but all in all, my careful watering regime has succeeded.
Here is Joe Pye Weed, which is stealing the show, lining the back of my sun garden. The bee's are delighted with the blooms.
|Eupatorium purpureum, or Joe Pye Weed|
|Sedum autumn brilliance|
Back to the veggie gardens and my box of blooms sown from seed. They are going on their second wave of color. Borage, bachelor buttons, cosmos, zinna's and calendula.
|Cosmos & Bachelor Buttons|
Fresh herbs are blooms too. Below is thyme. I couldn't get a decent picture my oregano, but it's also blooming away.
One of my robust shrubs is Abelia 'Sunshine Daydreams'. I have loved this plant since I incorporated it into my front garden beds, three years ago. It is heat and pretty drought tolerant. It provides such pretty, dainty, blooms all summer.
|Abelia 'Sunshine Daydreams'|
And finally, my sturdy, hard working, 'Fiesta Blend' nasturtium. I sowed them all around my gardens last spring, fearing the reports that we would have a hot, hot summer. I have so many new, fragile plants and I didn't want them to burn.
Here is the nasturtium taking over the front steps.
Silver cat, annoyed that I am yet again taking his picture, poses with the 'Alien Plant' as my husband lovingly calls my nasturtium.
Well, the nasturtium is doing it's job, shielding my tender plants from the hot sun and at the same time..it smells pretty darn nice.
Not bad for a few seeds.
Happy GBBD! Visit Carol over at May Dreams Garden to see all the fabulous garden bloggers showing off their pretty blooms this month.