It is hot, hot everywhere now and the dog
days of summer have settled over the Hocking Hills
area. Some showers were a welcome sight this morning
for the garden but the air is thick and steamy now.
Today is Friday and time once again to ‘Flaunt Your
Blooms’ with Tootsie
and some wonderful gardeners over at Tootsie Time.
The Crape Myrtle bush is so loaded with blooms this
summer.One limb did collapse after the rain from the
The Bees are certainly enjoying all of the blooms.
Along the highway in front of the house the blue
Corn Flowers, as Grandma use to call them, are just so
gorgeous and the Queen Anne’s Lace are also joining them.
As you can see the tourists are throwing out their trash
or in this case their water bottles to spoil the beauty.
The yellow Gerbera from Mothers Day is still looking
so bright and pretty.
New to the garden is this Ajuga Burgundy Glow.
The Coneflowers are still welcomed in the garden.
The Pardon Me Lilies along the garage side bed are almost
done blooming for this year.
Eryngium Sapphire Blue Sea Holly is not turning blue.
What’s up with that?
The white Monarda Bee Balm is starting to bloom.
Better late than never. I have to save the seeds for this
one to add more white to the garden.
The old tote container got a new paint job this summer.
David White Tall Phlox
Bright Eyes Phlox
Nepeta Walkers Low Catmint
I am loving the color of this Plumbago Escapade Blue.
This is the first year that I have grown it and it is going
to become a regular in my garden and containers.
I will have to learn how to get seeds from this one.
Pentas Butterfly Sparkles is also a new one that was
grown from seed.
Also from seeds some of the first blooms of the Dahlia’s
from the Victoriana series.
Big and bold Lord Baltimore hibiscus is just
so pretty even with holes in the leaves from
those munching Japanese beetles.
Nora Leigh tall phlox is just starting to open
The Zahara Starlight Rose zinnias just keep getting better.
Sunny Knockout roses are so lovely but I wish their
blossoms hung on there a little longer.
Dianthus Antique Rose is getting a few more bloom since
I deadheaded the plants.
and the Double Delight rose bush is getting
another flush of blooms.
So you can see there is a lot of blooming going on
right now around in the garden.
Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend.
Happy Gardening Everyone !!