Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Bloom Day August 2012

Who would have thought that there would be plants blooming in August?  I mean, it's hot out.  All day.  Every day.

Yet there are plants blooming.

In my yard, there aren't very many (mostly because I don't water them enough), but the gomphrena is blooming even though I don't go out of my way to water it (disclaimer, it is in the veggie garden so it does get watered more frequently than it would otherwise).  Also, this plant is one from Eleanor's garden that was given out at her memorial service, so even though I'm pretty sure it's 'Fireworks' gomphrena, I'm going to always refer to it as "Eleanor's gomphrena"

I was just lamenting a few days ago that my garlic chives hadn't ever bloomed (this is the second year I've had them).  And then, as if the plant heard me, it started sending up bloom stalks.  They're not quite open yet, but I'm counting it.  This particular plant is one that I got from Bonnie at Kiss of Sun - the one I got from planting seeds looks like a spindly little thing - the nut grass is bigger than it.

The plumeria is still going strong, and is still putting out new flowers.  It gets watered every day since it's in a pot on the deck and gets psycho lighting.  The leaves finally started getting some crispy spots so I've moved it to a different location to see how it does.  I got this plant as a pass-along from Bob at Draco Gardens.

And finally, a butterfly weed that I just planted on Saturday.  This is a plant that I picked up at the Sun City plant sale in the spring and just never got around to planting it.  I originally planned on planting it in the front by the rose bush, but ultimately ended up planting it in the rock garden area because I'm really planting it for the butterflies, and the butterfly garden area is in the back yard.

Other plants blooming, but not pictured:
-Dwarf Crepe Myrtle
-'Pam's Pink' Turk's Cap
-Chocolate Daisy
-Dahlberg Daisy
-Alamo Vine
-Turk's Cap (red variety)
-Shrimp Plant

Thanks to Carol at May Dreams Gardens for hosting bloom day!


Nicole said...

I planted gomphrena seeds several times but no luck yet getting a full plant.
Love the frangipani, one of my favorite trees.

scottweberpdx said... the Gomphrena!