Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day, August 2010

My garden is slow to get started in the spring, but as you can see on this Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day it definitely makes up for it now when most gardens are slowing down. Many of my favourite plants are actually those that flower in late summer.

Streptocarpus 'Laura'
Streptocarpus ‘Laura’

Monarda 'Fireball'
Monarda ‘Fireball’ – to be honest I’m a little bit disapointed. I expected it to be red but it isn’t. If I were going to be planting a pink Monarda there are nicer varieties, more compact varieties or frankly varieties that aren’t even pink. Like ‘Purple Rooster’ or ‘Raspberry Wine’. At least the colour matches my Clematis (The petals turn more pink/red as they age) and Bougainvillea.

Toadlily 'Tojen'
Tricyrtis ‘Tojen’ will continue to flower for a long time, and will soon be joined by an even more hardcore fall flowering perennial, my Turtlehead (Chelone obliqua).

NOID Red Rose
My Red Rose only has a few flowers on it right now, but many buds getting ready to open any day now. It’s rambled its way up into my so called “dwarf” Banana (I’ll post a picture once the rose starts to open – hint, it’s gotten huge).

In the front yard my Hydrangea seems to be holding down the fort, while my Roses out front and my ‘White Clips’ Bellflower have a few flowers off and on.

Thanks for stopping by, hope you’ve enjoyed seeing some of the plants I have flowering this month.


About Andrew

Plant lover living in Toronto, Canada where I grow a wide range of plants in a very small space.
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5 Responses to Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day, August 2010

  1. Carol says:

    That is one of the most beautiful Monarda photos I have ever seen! All blooms are lovely.

  2. Love the photography, I have Raspberry Wine Bee Balam, a great plant. It has just started to flower and the hummys could not be happier. Take care and happy gardening.

  3. Brad says:

    Really nice photos of the streptocarpus and the tricyrtis. The monarda is definitely not red, but if you've already got the magenta of bouganvillea and a clematis it should fit in just fine.

  4. Julie says:

    Such great color Andrew…it is so hard to have much of that here, short of Bird of Paradise and hibiscus, it seems.

  5. noel says:

    aloha andrewyou have some beautiful blooms today, i love your photography work, you capture your blooms so well in your macros

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