Sunday, August 16, 2009

August is All Green

At least it seems to be in our garden. We don't have many flowers blooming now.

Waiting for the Japanese Anemones to bring some color.

Same goes with the goldenrod 'Fireworks'.

Neither hibiscus plant has bloomed yet, although August is definitely their month.

This is as much bloom as the hops vines ever have. We'll have to whack them off unless we want volunteers everywhere. (we don't)

The many morning glories look nice. But only in the morning.

Still waiting on the Moonvines to bloom.

Datura foliage between bloom time.

This annual Salvia leucantha won't be blooming anytime soon.

Asters in waiting. Notice all the bug bites.

Trying to hold the mums back.

I've always loved this salvia officinalis 'Icterina'. We use it as an edging plant.

Will we be eating fresh corn from our garden this summer? Maybe. We do have some ears growing.

In the front containers the castor beans and elephant ears are looking good. And amaranthus 'Joseph Coat' shows a bit of color in its leaves. The reliable petunias are still blooming their little heads off.

To be perfectly honest we do have a few things blooming now; echinacea, coreopsis, perovskia, sunflowers and a few rudbeckias.

But it's all few and far between and the garden looks dry, bug bitten and tired.
I'm hoping next month for redemption from the mums, asters and anemones.

What is still looking good in your garden?


KrisMrsBBradley said...

Wow! So many beautiful things growing in your garden!!

mmichele said...

my poppies are huge and ruffly right now.

Janet, The Queen of Seaford said...

To quote my friend who grows lots of ferns--green is a color!! My Fireworks looks like yours, yet along the road this weekend I saw tons of Goldenrod in bloom!! Go figure.

Martha said...

In our zone 7 northeast Oklahoma garden, my winter squash is blooming along with zinnias, king's crown, althea, tithonia - Mexican sunflower, canna lily, fennel, five star hibiscus, petunia, 4-o'clocks, beauty berry, heliotrope, verbena, butterfly bush, butterfly weed, basils, etc.
Of course we have to put up with weather not fit for humans to get weather fit for flowers.

Megan said...

Oh shoot, I lost my comment I typed up. For some reason I always have to try to post comments twice on blogger. Anyway. I think your garden looks good green, but In know where you're coming from, my garden looks dry and tired right now, too. I've been away for a week, worried to see what I come home to, after another warm week without any water.

Heather said...

I like green as much as I like colors. I am sure your garden looks lush and inviting and it won't be long for a few other things to put on their show~

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

Your green looks so fresh! A lot of our green had become brown and crinkly, now it's starting to bounce back. Dahlias, rudbeckias and echinaceas are still looking good here.

Bob said...

Green gardens seem to be quite fashionable these days, I do like a bit of colour to mine though I must admit I've never been a great follower of fashion though.

garden girl said...

A lot of stuff that blooms in July in sunnier gardens blooms in August here. In spite of our lack of rain our shade garden is peaking this month. Except for annuals, asters, sedums, and susans, September will be a pretty quiet bloom month here, and we have lots of holey foliage here too. We'll be relying on the shades and textures of green, variegated, and some purple foliage as the late-summer bloomers fade until fall color kicks in.

I'm still waiting for buds on our hibiscus - I may feed it to encourage some bloom, and hope the Japanese beetles are gone if/when it does.

Rosemary said...

Garden looks good from here.........LOL

Country Girl said...

I love seeing all the pictures of your beautiful flowers! The green looks great to me. All we have is brown around here because the landscapers are waiting until September to seed the yard. I missed my garden and flowers this year!

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Anonymous said...

It looks like you've got some blooms coming around the corner! One of the things I enjoy about the green is the different variations of foliage--light, dark, fuzzy, smooth, etc. The greenery in itself is beautiful!