Friday, August 15, 2008

August flowers



This month's boost to the gardening ego for the wonderful Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day at May Dreams. I love doing this - it reminds me that however scruffy my garden is, there's always something flowering somewhere.

6 comments:

Karen Hall said...

Lovely slideshow - I particularly like your thalictrum and envy your stipa both of which are on my shopping list
Regards
Karen

The Constant Gardener said...

thanks Karen! The Stipa is utterly gorgeous at this time of year - I have it right next to the scarlet Crocosmia 'Lucifer' and they mingle beautifully. It reminds me of field poppies in corn.

Carol said...

Great slide show. You have a lot of variety and color in your August garden.
Thanks for joining in for bloom day!
Carol, May Dreams Gardens

Rose said...

I have a "scruffy" garden, too:) You have lots of lovely blooms. The Achillea is unlike any I've ever seen before--does it spread?

The Constant Gardener said...

thanks Carol and Rose!

the Achillea is A. ptarmica 'The Bride' - and yes it does spread like wildfire. Luckily it's a) pretty enough not to matter and b) easy to pull up. Only trouble is the leaves, unlike most achilleas, look very like penstemons so half the time I daren't pull them up until it's too late and they reveal themselves as the impostors they are...

but they're lovely so I don't mind too much :D

HappyMouffetard said...

I like the photo of the Zantedeschia - it looks like the inverse of a Mr Whippy ice-cream (if you see what I mean...).

Lovely blooms.

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