It is hard to believe we are almost to mid-August.
It has been a while since I shared photos of my garden
so I thought it was time
to give you a glimpse of what is currently blooming.
Let's begin by walking down the path to our front door.
One of my favorite perennials planted in this area
is named Sentimental Blue Platycodon.
Another view of this plant shows some of the flowers
just before they open.
At this stage, the buds look like balloons.
This season I planted quite of bit of the deep rose Verbena
that you can see in many of these photos.
While the flowers are charming when in bloom,
I have yet to see everything blooming at once.
Unfortunately, the bunny population
finds these flowers make a delicious supper.
The flowers in front of the garden statue
is Opal Innocence Nemesia.
This is an annual in our area with a long bloom cycle,
from planting until we have a hard frost.
This truly was a carefree annual.
Rose Satin Althea Rose of Sharon will greet you
as you enter our back yard.
This shrub was just planted last Fall
and it was slow to leaf out this Spring
so I wasn't certain it survived.
I was happy to finally see green leaves sprouting
and delighted to see it flowering now.
Fragrant bottlebrush-shaped flowers
adorn the Ruby Spice Summersweet bush.
I have to be watchful of the bees who frequently visit.
Let's Dance Starlight Hydrangea has showy bright pink flowers.
The Endless Summer Hydrangea appears to have multiple color blooms on the same plant.
The bloom begins as a creamy white,
turning to pale lavender and then a brighter purple-rose color.
The close-up photos that follow
better represent the color variation.
I enjoyed showing you around the summer garden.
Please stop by again.
Until next time, live and love well.