My August 2010 gardens are parched in spite of regular watering. Still, on this Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day there’s color to be found in my south central Connecticut gardens.
Cosmos and Grandpa Ott morning glories (ipomea) revisit every year.
Echinacea and anemone are August stand-bys.
Zinnia angustifolia dance with lavender and coleus.
Browsing deer have finally left perennial sweet peas to bloom and a bee shows his hind end while engrossed in a pumpkin blossom.
Tomatoes, peppers, cucumber, eggplant, and beans are calling for harvest and even our lack of rain doesn’t keep raspberries from promising a prolific late summer crop.
A look back to August 2009 shows more in bloom last year in my gardens. This year the double lilies are scorched from the heat and done blooming, phlox are looking tired, and Endless Summer hydrangea long ago declared an end to their fresh blue blooms by turning shades of purple and green.
And in looking back I found the subject of my next GOOPs – Gardening Oops – post. Visit again on September 1 to read the next in my series of GOOPs. As a long-term gardener I’m not afraid to admit my faux pas or to share them with you. If you’re up to admitting one of your gardening mis-steps, come back September 1 to share it with me and fellow GOOPs posters.
Now, however, head to May Dreams Gardens for more delicious photos of gardens in bloom this Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day.