Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Bloom Day: Pollinator Paradise

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 today and to read their collective comments, go to http://www.maydreamsgardens.com/
Here is the Mid-Atlantic USA (USDA zone 7) on the DC-MD border, the past month had been cooler than usual and very wet. This is usually our dry period and I am usually parying every day for just one drop of precipitation, but in the last two weeks we have gotten 8-10 inches of rain! The plants are super happy and I am grateful not to have to be hauling containers and hoses around daily right now.
In my garden blooming right now are: Butterfly Bush, Hydrangea, Trumpet Creeper vine, Goldenrod, Black-eyed Susan, Rose of Sharon, tropical Hibiscus, various half-hardy Salvias, Coleus, Lisianthus, Begonias, Lobelia - both white and blue, Calibrochoas and Petunias, Encore azaleas, Fuchsia, PJM rhododendron, Sunflower Balsam, groundcover Roses, Zinnias, Heucheras, Echinacea, Dianthus, one little Pansy hanging on for dear life, the first of the'Samurai' Toadlily, Japanese Anemone, tons of funky mushrooms, Crape myrtles, and this adorable little weed (pictured below) that I have no idea what it is - it is popping up everywhere near my gazebo - anyone know it what it is?
So what is blooming in YOUR garden today?

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