It is the 15th of the month, which means Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day again. To view links to other garden bloggers' blooms around the world to see what it blooming in their gardens and to read their collective comments, go to http://www.maydreamsgardens.com/2016/08/garden-bloggers-bloom-day-august-2016.html.
It has been a scorching month here in the Mid-Atlantic. Several heat records have been set over the past few weeks and the few storms we do get are fast-moving and don't provide much relief. My rain barrel is crying out to be filled. Even my small pond, with blooming water hyacinth and pickerel weed, had to be topped off this last week. What other blooms I have now are the ones I can keep alive by dumping a bucket of water on them every day or so. They include: sunflowers, black-eyed susan, goldenrod, bronze fennel, crape myrtle, zinnias, celosia, tall phlox, Japanese anemone, butterfly bush, tall verbena, petunias, various hydrangeas, and a pot of shade impatiens.
So what is blooming in YOUR garden today?