What’s blooming August. 

It’s been hot as Hades here on the usually mellow west coast. Temps have been hitting above 30 degrees (Celsius) all week.  There’s a titch of smoke/haze in the air from the wild fires raging in the interior of BC. But the blooms just keep on coming. Time to just sit down, relax and enjoy the heat.  And pray for rain over those fires.

Shasta daisy….thriving in full shade.
Crocosmia ‘Lucifer’ and masoniorum, end of Persicaria polymorphum, Hosta ‘Blue Mammoth? Angel?’, Metapanax delavayi
Hydrangea paniculata
Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Ayesha’
Campanula persicifolia (peach leaved bell flower)
Persicaria amplexicaulis ‘Firetail’
NoID daylily
NoID Phlox, backed by Oregano.
I keep getting one more Rosa ‘New Dawn’ after the first hurrah.
Anenome japonica ‘September Charm’ or ‘Queen Charlotte’
Close-up Anenome
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Author: joannewesterby

Although I lived in Ontario for 25 years, Vancouver Island has always been home to me. 15 years ago we bought a "little house on the prairie" in Brant County, just outside Hamilton, Ancaster and Brantford, Ontario. Over the years, with a lot of sweat, determination, luck, skill, frustration, elation and endurance we turned that 2 acre clay field into an amazing oasis...as chronicled in Through Leaves. When we recently retired we immediately came back 'home' to the Coast. We have settled in beautiful central Vancouver Island at the edge of Nanaimo on 1/2 acre with a mature shrub garden adjacent to a ravine that winds its way up to Westwood Lake and eventually Mount Benson. Although the garden is mature and gorgeous...it is very overgrown, too homogenous for my liking and needs my personal stamp! I am dizzy with the possibilities!!!

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