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

What’s blooming today. 

Viburnum plicatum f. Tomentosum ‘Summer Snowflake’
NOID geranium, lavender coming, Brachyglottis greyi coming…
Alliums blooming, that Ligularia just has to go.  Bug munched, dries out sooooo quickly. Bye, bye.
Fading Darmera pelata flowers….fronting the waterfall.
Allium ‘Schubert’ just starting.
Peony just starting
And the Rhodos keep coming….
and coming….
and coming….
NoID clematis…
Close up of the viburnum. Luscious!!

What’s blooming today…

NOID Dahlia
Ligularia Dentata Othello….not my fav.
Silene coronaria
Hemerocallis ‘Stella de Oro’
Sedum ‘Autumn Joy’ just beginning to pink up
Anenome x hybrida Queen Charlotte.  Look carefully and there’s a little hardy banana plant coming up to the right.


Rudebekia Herbstsonne(?)  falling all over…Phlox behind.
A wonderful plant really…this is its second blooming…Viburnum plicatum f. tomentosum ‘Summer Snowflake’. Works equally well as a small tree or shrub.