August 14, 2010

Flowers in season - GBBD August 2010

 It's really hot here again, and while some of us are just resting, others seem to be very busy... 

I was very happy to see this tiny arugula flowers - this means seeds are coming!

Wax begonia.

 Cucumber (cucumis sativus) flowers.

 Hydrangea paniculata Limelight. Not impressed with flowers this year. Why?

Lavandula - some are still in bloom, while others are neatly pruned for more flowers (on the right).

Moss rose (portulaca).

Self-seeded nasturtium. Why those I have sown this year are doing much worse? Do nasturtium seeds like winter frost?

Purple flowers of purple of purple beans 'Neckarkoningin'.

Rose Mary Rose.

Rose New dawn resurrected! Hit severly by frost last winter - seems to feel better.

Rose of sharon in bloom - and look who is sitting on the leaf below? Can you see the dragonfly?

Rudbeckia slightly consumed by garden creatures, but I don't mind :)


Hydrangea macrophylla.

If you would like to know what flowers were blooming in my garden two years ago in August 2009 - have a look here or August 2008 here.
This post contributes to Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day kindly hosted by Carol at May Dreams Garden

8 comments:

TrädgårdsPrinsessan said...

Lovely pictures of lovely flowers!
Best Regards,
ANnika

Blackswamp_Girl said...

Yay for the New Dawn! Such a pretty rose--I'm glad that she came back for you. :)

Ewa said...

HI Annika - flowers are natural energizer. Welcome and I hope to see you again.

Viooltje said...

Even though we also suffer in this terrible humid heat, I cannot help but notice that your lovely blooms look so fresh and vivid. And I had to keep a sun umbrella above my biggest hortensia to save it from being fried in the sun ;-)
I must admit I have the same experience with nasturtiums. The ones that have self-seeded and fallen on scarcely fertile soil and under buxus hedge, they just thrive wonderfully. And the ones that have been programmed by my grim-thumbs are hardly a sight to admire. Btw I love houses enriched by ivy, even if it sounds mushy, it adds a touch of romance, style and mystery to your home, and I also remember from my grandma's home, it is a very good isolation material :D

scottweberpdx said...

Lovely flowers! Seeing this reminds me that I NEED to plant some Japanese Anemones in my garden!

Less is More said...

very impressive and nice garden you have . perfect blend of the plants as well as the theme . i just wonder why you don't have some garden accessories like wind spinners , wind chimes and other ornaments just to add decoration to your garden . anyways i love your garden thank you for the post . have a nice day .

flower delivery philippines said...

Gorgeous flowers! Seems you have a healthy garden that full of beautiful flowers. Wish I can also see that in person. Just quite interested. Thanks for sharing.`


-yumi-

Gifts to Pakistan said...

fantastic pictures and fantastic flowers.I really impressed by last one green leaves create beauty that's why so attractive

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