August 2009, Garden Blogger’s Bloom Day

Once again, Helen’s Haven in Raleigh, NC looks around the garden for Garden Blogger’s Bloom Day.  Carol at May Dreams Gardens started this as a nod to Elizabeth Lawrence. Here’s my nod to Carol. Enjoy!

Miss Huff Lantana

Miss Huff Lantana

Society garlic (Tulbaghia violacea)

Society garlic (Tulbaghia violacea)

Snail vine - ready for fist bloom

Snail vine - ready for fist bloom

Drummondii

Drummondii

Black eyed Susans (Rudbeckia)

Black eyed Susans (Rudbeckia)

Limelight hydrangea (Hydrangea paniculata)

Limelight hydrangea (Hydrangea paniculata)

Knock out rose

Knock out rose

Obedient  Plant (Physostegia)

Obedient Plant (Physostegia)

'Double Violet' Rose of Sharon

'Double Violet' Rose of Sharon

White wood aster (Aster Eurybia divaricata

White wood aster (Aster Eurybia divaricata

Rudbeckia hirta

Rudbeckia hirta

Purple cone flower (Echineaca)

Purple cone flower (Echineaca)

Shasta Daisey

Shasta Daisey

Basil

Basil

Tansy (Tanacetum vulgare)

Tansy (Tanacetum vulgare)

'Chiffon' Rose of Sharon - was suppose to be 'Double Violet'

'Chiffon' Rose of Sharon - was suppose to be 'Double Violet'

Canna - variety unknown

Canna - variety unknown

'Diane' Rose of Sharon

'Diane' Rose of Sharon

'Stairway to Heaven' Cl. Rose Flowers yes, foilage nope!

'Stairway to Heaven' Cl. Rose Flowers yes, foilage nope!

Bronze fennel (Foenicuium vulgare)

Bronze fennel (Foenicuium vulgare)

Sweet Autumn Clematis (Clematis terniflora)

Sweet Autumn Clematis (Clematis terniflora)

Bottle Tree - always in bloom

Bottle Tree - always in bloom

Gardenia 'Radicans'

Gardenia 'Radicans'

'Zuni' Crape Mrytle (Lagersterois indica)

'Zuni' Crape Mytle (Lagersterois indica)

Candy Corn Plant (Cuphea micropetala) First blooms of the season

Candy Corn Plant (Cuphea micropetala) First blooms of the season

More in bloom that the photo did turn out or I forgot to photograph.  Probably others.  Hard to see the individual blooms in the mass plantings sometimes.

Fleabane (Erigeron profusion)

Ruellia – pink and purple

Verbenas – Homestead purple, Homestead red, and bonariensis

Pink Vinca

Salvias – blue and black, blue, light purple, hot lips

Zinnas – lots of varieties

Roses – Cl. Don Juan, many others

Dragon wined begonias

‘Natchez’ Crape Myrtle

Unknown Crape Myrtle

Thymes

Sedums

Joe Pye Weed

Golden Rod

Cross vine – a few flowers

Morning glory – volunteer

Rain lilies

‘Red Shift’ Coreopsis

Germander

Crinums – How could I forget the crinums?

Russian Sage

Cleome

Bee Balm

Candy Lily

Buddlejas

Dahlaias

et.al.

Helen Yoest
Gardening With Confidence

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16 Comments »

  1. tina said

    That snail vine is awesome. Great shots of all the lovelies in your garden! I’d say with a list so long everyone is going to be in for a treat on the tour!

  2. Gotta say–those are some glorious photos Helen! Can’t wait to see your garden.

  3. Janet said

    Helen, your photos are inspiring. That white Rose of Sharon is really pretty. I have only seen the snail vine in catalogues….an annual right? My chocolate mint blooms look like your basil! Happy GBBD!

  4. Beautiful pics as always Helen, love the butterflies! That Knock out rose is everywhere! The Clematis is lovely too, have never seen (or smelled) a good specimen of that in bloom!

  5. I like that double pink Rose of Sharon and all the SACs are going strong around here. You can smell them everywhere.

  6. Dave said

    Very nice! I can’t pick one above any other they all look great.

  7. Hey Tina, Yes the snail vine is not hardy in Raleigh. My first time growing it. It grows about as fast as sweet autumn clematis! Purple color should come into play soon and flower through frost. I put it on my mailbox. I’m liking it. H.

  8. Thanks Susan! I’m looking forward to sharing my garden with you AND to hear your suggestions. Getting opinion’s from people I respect is one of my talents ;~]

  9. Hey Janet, I too love the white Rose of Sharon ‘Diane’ I have 3 scattered about. My shot of the purple basil does look a like chocolate mint. I should re-shoot it showing height and depth. H.

  10. Hey Laura, you are in luck, the Sweet Autumn should still be in bloom when you come to Raleigh. So looking forward to meeting you. H,

  11. That candy corn is so cool! Snail vine is something I have never heard of. Also very different. Thanks for posting them!

  12. Thanks for the nod! The flowers are beautiful, with lots of variety!

  13. […] you missed it, here is Helen’s Haven August Garden Blogger’s Bloom Day I didn’t put as many photos as I normally do  since I was working on this garden prep […]

  14. Les said

    I love your Altheas. I do not have enough room (or do not want to get rid of anything else) to grow it, so Mom and Dad got a Blue Satin. I’ll have to enjoy it at their house. Your other blooms and photos are nice as well. Happy GBBD!

  15. Sylvana said

    Bottle tree… that was great.

    Rudbeckia hirta are one of my favorites. I was lucky enough to have them just start growing in my garden one year. I have had them ever since!

    Fabulous pictures. I like your angles.

  16. Thanks for stopping by Sylvana! Hirta is fave of mine too! They are not hardy here though – still worth putting in each year. H.

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