What’s Blooming!

The August garden. Some flowers are sleeping, some are done and some are just coming out.


The cleome are starting to fade now. And check out that coneflower!  <3

I found a suprise popup sunflower. Not sure where this came from – probably a bird dropping seed.


Now that summer flowers are starting to fade, guess what is showing up at the greenhouse? Mums!


I love the mums, but it is a little bittersweet because it means summer is going to come to a close.


I am still loving the agastache!



Stone digging is progressing and we have quite a large pile now – and nowhere near finished!


It’s fun to think of the possibilities with these. I will probably end up with a pile twice this size. Maybe I can just build my own castle!  :mrgreen:  That would be sweet.

Here is my hydrangea:


You can kind of see here the upper part on its own branch and the lower part. After blooming, we will cut off the upper part since it is pushing on the fence.


John cut down the rest of the last stump in the big garden bed (we couldn’t dig it all up since it was too deep and thick). That meant I could lay the rest of the slate path through the bed:


I have been planning out what I want to put in this section. So many choices! It’s partial shade because of the fence to the left of the path and more sunny to the right.

Globe thistles are just starting. I have 3 purchased ones that aren’t quite blooming and this is a transplant from my old garden:


My coneflowers are doing much better after picking off some of those bugs.


My chair in the back:


I have to quit with this chair obsession I have.

I have 3 new flowers arriving this week – just got notice today. All my bulb ordering I did early in the spring will be arriving in stages. The iris rhizomes come now for planting. I am getting these 3 from American Meadows and hopefully they will look like this next year:



Night Ruler:


This is the darkest of purples that looks almost black.

And Brindled Beauty:


I can’t believe I never used to grow irises because I  wanted long-blooming flowers all the time. I never knew what I was missing before I got those few a couple years ago.  It’s so exciting!  I might put one out front – or maybe 2 of them. Gotta prepare the spots for them this weekend.

We will be doing some good riding this weekend, probably to the lake for a change. The weather is supposed to be gorgeous!

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7 thoughts on “What’s Blooming!

  1. Kim

    You do a really good job of planning things out so you always have something blooming. I guess if I want my mums to return next year I need to plant them in the ground;)

    1. Lori Post author

      I really try hard to keep continuous blooms. Of course, annuals help with that.

      I planted these mums, but I don’t have the best luck with the cheap mums surviving that come out this time of year. Some will come back. I need to buy them in the spring from a catalog for a better plant.

  2. debby

    I look forward to this post on Friday afternoon! I love that arched brick window(?) in the first picture. Is that on the side of your front entry?

    Your hydrangea is huge. I will either need to keep mine small via pruning, or I will have to move it somewhere else! Don’t you just love the blooms on it? So delicate.

    Still loving your cantaloupe coneflower. And I LOVE that brindled iris. How pretty. You are certainly having fun in your new garden 🙂
    debby´s last blog post ..In the Garden

    1. Lori Post author

      That is the front stoop. The sides have the window cut out – no glass, just open space.

      This hydrangea is big. I was thinking of taking a cutting and seeing if I can make another one for the side shade bed. It can’t hurt to try, I guess.

      My new garden is fun! I just wish I had more time and more money LOL!

  3. Fran

    I have that hydrangea too in my garden but I just mentioned to R. yesterday that it isn’t blooming this year. I don’t know if they skip a year sometimes?

    Don’t cut it till Spring though.

    Your garden looks very lovely and colorful.
    Fran´s last blog post ..Sunday, August 9, 2015: Mishmash

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