Saturday, August 15, 2009

August flowers

Well, the garden has been looking a bit louche around the edges this month - the salvias have flopped over and the cardoons look dangerously close to pitching drunkenly sideways too (must put in that support post soon...). But there are nonetheless dozens of lovely flowers to look at as long as you concentrate on those and ignore the rest.

Thanks as ever to Carol at May Dreams Gardens for hosting Garden Bloggers Bloom Day!


Valeri said...

I picked your post but I've shown up as Stuart! Val

healingmagichands said...

Great set of photos. I particularly like that Dianthus "Ideal scarlet" . That is a must have for my rock garden. Happy bloom day.

Teresa said...

Beautiful photographs. Your garden must be wonderful!

VP said...

I can never get a decent shot of my Perovskia, so I'm most jealous! I chuckled when your aubergine flower appeared :)

I was pleased to see Hampton Court Gardens in Herefordshire also have some plants flopping all over the place. They do a nice line in floored Eryngiums, just like I have!

The Constant Gardener said...

Thanks Val/Stuart! now I know who you are :D

thanks also to HMH and Teresa - you have to realise that, as I've mentioned before, everything here is a triumph of macro lens photography over reality. My garden is in fact extremely scruffy and unkempt with entire areas handed over to builder's rubble (that's a legacy of my inability to finish any project I've ever started).

and VP - I've always got a veggie flowering somewhere :D Actually I often think their flowers are every bit as nice as flowery flowers, if you know what I mean ;D

Carol said...

Lovely portraits of your August blooms!

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