August 15, 2008

Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day - August 2008

"Mary Rose" still in bloom.


As you can see, there are Nasturtium leaves around my Mary Rose - they keep them healthy.

Hibiscus syriacus "Ardens".

Phlox paniculata.


Hydrangea macrophylla - no more words needed. Beautiful.

Hydrangea paniculata 'Kyushu' has very lacy flowers - some like it, some don't... I think I am not very fond of it.

Hydrangea paniculata 'Tardiva' - has very nice flowers and nice upright growing habit - no problems like with 'Grandiflora', which is growing messy, because flowers are big, but stems weak..

Hydrangea arborescens 'Annabelle' is still blooming, because of pruning the new growth late May in order to get more, but smaller flowers...

Hydrangea paniculata 'Limelight' - great plant worth to be recommended to every garden.

Physostegia virginiana just fell and flowers are obeying the gravity...

Perovskia atriplicifolia... transplanted in the autumn last year, is not doing so great yet.

Rudbeckia fulgida "Goldsturm"...

Oldfashioned Lavatera trimestris...

Heuchera started to bloom again - we have plenty of rain since one month - everything is growing like it would be spring...

Anemone hupehensis in a row... look neat...

Platycodon grandiflorus.

Tagetes tenuifolia with sweet small flowers...

Unexpected guest appeared among Marigolds...

... not fully opened daylily...

Lovely flower of the eggplant - I include it here, because it is my great achievement that I grow them from seed this year...

This pink Zinnia flower for some reasons grew asymmetrical and still is...

Zinnias are blooming since one month - the same flowers! Very persistent...

Echinacea in the peak attraction :)

GBBD is a lovely gardening tradition boosting our interest in flowers, hosted kindly by Carol at May Dreams Gardens. Thank you Carol!


Gail said...

Ewa, Your blooms and your garden are lovely. It is so much fun to see North American native plants in your garden! I expect we have many European flowers in ours, too! Your photo of the Heuchera bloom is terrific, I can't ever capture those sweet and tiny flowers! What is the volunteer flower amidst the marigolds? It looks familiar. Gail

Ewa said...

Hello Gail,
This interesting volunteer growing among maigolds and cucumbers is Red Amaranthus :)

Unknown said...

Hello Ewa :D
took me forever to open this post and well worth it! Your garden is goodness, if only i have half of those growing in my garden. I am sure you are having a big garden. Love the echinicia, esp for its healing properties. happy weekend :P

Ewa said...

Thank you for your patience :)
My garden is not so big, but I pay attention while planting to keep constant blom throughout the year :)

Katarina said...

Ewa, what can I say, except that your photos today are absolutely stunning! I've been sitting here enjoying each and everyone!

I like it when the shots are so big - how do you manage that? Blogger makes my photos too small.

Silvia Hoefnagels . Salix Tree said...

What a beautiful garden you have.
Your Mary rose is lovely, I always admire that rose in David Austin's catalogue.
The limelight hydrangea is stunning too.
And rudbeckia.. one of my favorite flowers, which I don't have in my garden this year. So nice to see it blooming there in your garden.

Ewa said...

For bigger pictures just use after uploading pictures paste html code to your post :) there is one minus - these posts are sometimes opening for ages :)

Salix tree,
You have a good eye - thats actually the best H. paniculata performer. I saw also "Pink Diamond" in the garden and I liked it a lot.

Mother Nature said...

Your photos are so nice. I found that my phlox performed the best this summer.

Yolanda Elizabet Heuzen said...

Woohoo Ewa, what a lot of blooms! Love the big pics because that gave me the chance to really enjoy all those pretty flowers in your garden. You're a good photographer!

Well, happy GBBD to you my dear.
BTW how's the weather in Poland? Here it's sunny today but this summer has been a rather wet one so far.


Anonymous said...

Lovely blog! Will check back often!!

Anonymous said...

Your photographs are exquisite, Ewa! I think the flowers are lovely, and clearly the butterflies think so too. How neat that you thought to capture the eggplant flower; I never took the time to look closely at one before, but it's as charming as many ornamental blooms. Thank you for sharing your garden today.

Ewa said...

Yes, maybe this is a good year for Phlox?

Since one month is very wet - raining a lot - plants have the second spring :) Today we had thunderstorm at 9 am.
I saw that you are very busy lately - hope to see you soon back :)

Welcome to my blog and hope to see you soon!

Dave said...

Very nice collection of blooms Ewa! The photos are fantastic. Very clear. The light shining down on your phlox was a neat effect!

Anonymous said...

Your garden is so lush and green compared to our hot August gardens in Austin, Ewa. I enjoyed all your lovely images.

Aki said...

Beautiful flower and beautiful butterfly! I have not seen a butterfly with such design in Japan.

Anonymous said...

Hi Ewa, just been catching up with you. You have a real gift with photography. Such beautiful flowers.

We've had so much rain again in the UK this Summer that some of my plants went wild and grew and grew. I do hope that somehow the weather returns to normal and we have a real Summer next year. How have the last couple of Summers been in Poland?

Lavender and Vanilla Friends of the Gardens said...

The white Hydrangea paniculata is spectacular. I don't mind the Kyushy it is special. They all look well and healthy. Nothing can beat the Pelargonium in the zinc bucket; and who doesn't drool about sweet peas. Ewa you have a very beautiful spot on earth! And I do agree with Cicero.
Take care T.

Carol Michel said...

Lovely blooms as always. August is a good month in your garden!

Thanks for joining in for bloom day,
Carol, May Dreams Gardens

Kylee Baumle said...

Hmmmmm...almost all of the photos are not shown for me. There is a message saying that the photo has been removed from Photobucket. :-( The ones I can see are very pretty! I like the photo with the watering can the best (of the photos that are showing to me).

Ewa said...

nan ondra,
This is the first time, I see the flower of an eggplant - probably this is why I took picture. First time is always remarkable :)

You are so right - that light added a lot to Phlox beauty. To photograph it is not easy, because they are kind of obvious...

Our summers are usually lush green and pretty wet :)

Welcome Garden Blogger from Japan,
It will be nice to see gardens in your country. I hope to see you more often.

The main difference between now and past is, that now we have twisters - that never had before.
Summers seem also more wet.

H. Paniculata is amazing kind. I am fully in love :)

I don't know how you do it. How to visit all 100 gardens contributing to GBBD. Respect!

I am sorry for trouble :( I think I fixed it. I hope you can enjoy it now :)

Mim said...

What beautiful photos and flowers. YOu seem to have a handle on your hydrangeas. I have 4 different types and can't quite get which ones to prune when.
I think I gardem by the seat of my pants!

garden girl said...

Ewa, I enjoyed seeing all your beautiful blooms. I especially enjoyed the hydrangeas. You have so many varieties! I would like to add Annabelle and Limelight to my garden this fall (when they go on sale 2 for 1, I hope.)

The eggplant bloom is gorgeous. I hope you have beautiful eggplants. They are gorgeous vegetables with their purple skins.

I love the butterflies on the coneflowers. You are such a good photographer!

Your garden looks gorgeous as always. You're lucky to have enough rain in August.

I'm using the blotanical blog roll in my sidebar now, and you are on it near the top. If you click on it you can scroll with your mouse to see all the blogs. You are welcome to add Garden Girl to your blog roll. I'm honored. Thank you!

I enjoyed visiting your garden in Poland today. It was like a little vacation.

Anonymous said...

Wonderful pictures Ewa,
thank you for visiting my blog.
It is interesting to see how many flowers we both love, plant and enjoy in our garden.
Lately, many clematis cultivars arrive fom Poland as well as other plants.
- Cheers Gisela

joey said...

Your garden is lovely, Ewa. Beautiful photos!

Tira said...

Such wonderful blooms-I have a hard time choosing favourites! Love the roses and zinnias. I was also going to ask what was the red volunteer-do you know we cook and eat amaranthus leaves just like spinach? I have the green type volunteering all over my garden,so anytime I want to make a some lasagna etc. I just go out with my scissors.

Ewa said...

Pruning hydrangeas is really tricky, but after you learn it it is easy. In our climate blooming of H. macrophylla really depends on how cold is winter, because buds are not having any protecting shells, so they are frost tender.
H. paniculata blooms whatever you do :)

You went to my blogroll. Thanks for adding me :)

You are right, we have interesting people dealing with clematis development. For example there is very famous monk of Bonifrater's Order that is inventing many new kinds. I will search for more info about it and post about it.

Thanks for amaranthus leaf tip. I guessed it must be healthy. Its seeds are extraordinary healthy and help in cardiovascular system problems, also prevent heart problems. The seeds may be just supplement for baked food, salads etc.

Thank you very much for commenting!

Barbara said...

With a little envy I look at your beautiful hydrangeas. Here in my garden it is definitely no hydrangea year. A lot of plants don't show any bloom though they were not pruned at all and the winter wasn't too cold either. I miss these flowers. Let's hope for next year. Your garden shows a lot of different flowers. Great!