Saturday, August 16, 2008

August Blooms

Two posts without pretty pictures, so I shall rectify that by getting around to Garden Bloggers Bloom Day only 24 hours late.

Rudbeckia fulgida var. sullivantii 'Goldsturm'
The centre of the flower looks as rich as Christmas pudding.

Lonicera periclymenum 'Sweet Sue'

Ipomoea 'Grandpa Ott' (rear view)

Lilium speciosum Rubrum


Clematis 'Black Prince'

Californian Poppy


Rear view of Japanese anemone - furry!

Aster frikartii 'Monch'


Lavender and bees

Unknown pink rose, with buddleja and lavender

Verbena hastata 'Rosea'

Garden Bloggers Bloom Day is hosted by Carol at May Dreams Gardens.


Anonymous said...

Nice to see your blooms - I like your Clematis 'Black Prince' and the Verbena hastata 'Rosea' looks very elegant.

Curmudgeon said...

What a wonderful garden. I had not seen an upright verbena--it's quite lovely.

Gail said...

Love the rear view of the anemone! Who knew it was so pretty...time for me to think outside the photo box!

clay and limestone

Anonymous said...

Fabulous, fabulous and thrice fabulous pictures.

Carol Michel said...

Those are great pictures, lovely blooms. Thanks for joining us for bloom day!

Carol, May Dreams Gardens

HappyMouffetard said...

Thank you for your comments :-).

I've planted Clematis 'Black Prince in all three of the gardens I've had, leaving a trail of them when I move.

The Verbena hastata is as loved by the bees & butterflies as V. bonariensis

Anonymous said...

I like the Rudbeckia. Rear views of flowers - what a good idea - saves lots of undignified contortions with the camera.

emmat said...


Shirley said...

Hi there, great blooms :-D

Fantastic photos - great quality! My favourite bloom has to be the Clematis 'Black Prince' - I might go shopping for that one :-D

Anonymous said...

Beautiful garden !
Beautiful flowers in summer...
Thanks from the south of France !

Arabella Sock said...

Those photos are fantastic - a real pleasure to view.. My verbena hastata looks very mildewed..

Kerri said...

Absolutely beautiful blooms! Wonderful job with the camera too.
The Verbena hastata is lovely, and Black Prince is a beauty too. I definitely must try the Grandpa Otts.
My Japanese anemones have just begun blooming. They're so delicate..but tough at the same time. This is their first year of bloom for me...given to me by a friend last fall. I love them!