Sunday, August 5, 2012

August Flowers

One of the fun things about summer is the way the landscape is always changing. I took my camera into the backyard tonight to show you what's blooming now.

We have a row of Rose of Sharon bushes, and they are full of blooms. I especially like white ones with the dark burgundy center.



The phlox are just beautiful right now.



Our black eyed Susans have struggled with the dry weather. Still, they are a cheery sight!



The flowers on the hydrangea tree are smaller than usual, but there are a lot of them.



This is a globe thistle. They are a fun accent in the garden!

14 comments:

Maple Lane said...

Very pretty flowers, Mari. I imagine the phlox smells wonderful!

Connie said...

Your flowers are beautiful!

ancient one said...

Love all of your flowers. Once upon a time I had some Rose of Sharon.. a very big bush with the white flowers and a smaller bush of the pink...The white bush just died off.. I don't know why? and the pink one got hit by Hurricane Irene... so now I have none... I miss them.

Sylvia said...

Love looking at your garden and enjoying your flowers!

Brooke said...

my compliments to your master gardener! :)

Betsy Brock said...

Everything looks lovely! Those globe thistles are so neat!

Penny said...

Beautiful!! You are such a wonderful gardener!

Dena said...

come help my backyard look that good!!

Pat said...

So pretty, you have such a scenic and relaxing yard.
My flowers are starting to look a little tired, I'm sure the excessive heat had a lot to do with it. However, my veggies look great!

Kim said...

So very lovely! Especially like the hydrangeas.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

I don't think I've ever seen a 'globe thistle' before. Very unique and a smoky dusty lavender. I like that!!!

Erika Jean said...

LOVE that last one!

Musicaljean said...

I'd love to come sit on that bench and have a good chat with you. Your lawn and gardens look so lovely and peaceful.

Jenny the Pirate said...

My TG loves Rose of Sharon! My in-laws have several lining their driveway. And again may I say, your phlox is breathtaking. I don't think I've ever seen a white hydrangea, and globe thistle is enchanting! Purple is my favorite color!