It’s August! And flower gardens are blooming in delicious colors! One of my favorites is the Black Eyed Susan. They radiant so much warmth and cheer with their golden yellow color! I love how the blue Salvia are mixed in with them. Nice color combo!
Colorful Wax begonias and yellow Marigolds in the image below make lovely garden borders.
This month also sees Asian Lilies in full bloom. These Stargazers steal the show every time with their beautiful, large blooms and heavy fragrance.
Another popular garden flower throughout August is the Coneflower (Echinacea). They come in different colors, such as red, yellow, purple, and white.
The large leafed Ligularia, commonly known as Leopard Plants, shows off it bright, yellow flowers. These do well in shaded areas of a garden.
Here is some blooming Crocosmia I found, still glistening from a morning’s watering.
Another flowering plant just starting to bloom is the Globe Thistle. The heads of these plants burst out into tiny, purple blossoms. They remind me of flowering Allium.
Alongside the Globe Thistle, I found these Globe Artichokes.
A yellow Tiger Swallowtail butterfly resting on Russian Sage.
And last, but not least, the showy Dahlia is now blooming throughout summer gardens and will continue to bloom throughout September.
All photos property of Peggy A Thompson