Wednesday, August 6, 2014


Sunrise and another sunshiny August day

 August blooms

Usually in August my flowers are few, having bloomed out due to our extremely hot and dry climate. This year we’ve had a bit of a break, not so hot and humid with a few cooler days arriving from fronts moving further south. With so many bright blue sunshiny days, my lilies have pleasantly surprised me, continuing to give me many lovely yellow blooms to enjoy. Other than the lilies, my containers continue to thrive and give a lot of  color with coleus and trailing petunias. Let’s take a walk through the yard and I will show you what is blooming in the beds now.

The Yellow Daylily

The Yellow Daylily

The foliage is beginning to turn brown and the blooms are smaller now. 

Yellow is my favorite color and what I always buy. Imagine my surprise when this red beauty bloomed!

Verbena and butterflies

The hibiscus loves the hot climate

Hibiscus and trailing petunias





Golden Lantana after a Crepe Myrtle petal shower

Multicolored lantana

Mexican Heather

White Crept Myrtles

I hope you enjoyed your walk with me today and I certainly enjoyed your visit! Please tell me, what is blooming in your gardens in August? Hope you will leave a comment so I will know you stopped by.



  1. QUEL JOLI JARDIN! Oh Emily, I agree that even here in Minnesota, we have had the most mild, most colorful summer we've seen in 18 years. My neighbor's day lilies were of the most gorgeous orange, and right now, my moon flower vine gives me white disks at night while my morning glories trumpet the joy of cobalt blue. Isn't this a great time of year?

    Thank you so much for coming by to visit. Yes, a few sore spots on the thighs are nothing compared to the joy of dancing on an empty and giving wooden floor at the American Swedish Institute with its fabulous chandelier rooms!

    Enjoy your day! Anita

  2. Wonderful time of year to see blossoming everywhere !

  3. Emily, your garden is full of beautiful color. I love the sunny yellow day lilies. Our golden thryallis is in full bloom, and it usually performs all summer and into fall. Love that shrub! The geraniums are still putting out some blooms, but they are much fewer and smaller. The white impatiens look wonderful, but I suspect as we heat up more and more they will decline. I'm surprised they have been so happy as they are. A few roses, but even those are not performing as usual.
    Thanks for the beautiful walk through your garden.

  4. Emily, your flowers are gorgeous and so is your photography. I very much enjoyed my walk through your garden this morning. laurie

  5. Hi Emily, Your garden is looking spectacular! The foliage is so pretty mixed in with the sweet flowers. Here in WA state things are beginning to look a bit spent as the summer will slowly draw to a close over the next month or so. Fall will bring it's own beauty and when it arrives, I'm always ready for it. I hope you are enjoying your week! xxleslie

  6. Your garden and grounds are gorgeous!

    I have a peach daylily that is doing same thing - slowing down and smaller blossoms, but still at it!

    I am reminded b y your pretty post to share the garden on my blog before it is gone completely for another year. Summer is flying by at much too fast a pace, hate time slipping away so quickly. Ugh.

    Have a happy day and thanks for visiting about the Monet Tea I attended. Hope you come back again soon.

  7. Hi and thank you for visiting Blackberry Lane in Georgia.
    Such gorgeous flowers you have and I love the butterfly photos.
    We only moved into our home in June but, like you, the vinca are doing great! We are hoping for rain this weekend.
    I am your newest follower and I hope you'll have a chance to drop by again. Mildred

  8. I especially like the Mexican heather.

  9. So many beautiful flowers, Emily. I love the chartreuse coleus against the cobalt container. Nasty urchins (nasturtiums) have always been a favorite with me.
    Have a wonderful weekend!

  10. Oh my goodness, your flowers are gorgeous and so many to enjoy each day! Beautiful garden too my friend. Enjoy this last month of Summer with your lovely blooms.
    Thanks for your sweet visit, you made my day!

  11. Here in central Wisconsin, the petunias, are doing great, as are the nasturtiums, geraniums, impatiens, coleus, and my very very favorite Hydrangeas , are blooming in blue and pink. I have fillers. in my pots like verbena and spikes, and ferns, which are also doing great, (feed them every week) but I know by the end of next month, things will change. I planted several pink Peony bushes,this spring,but they didn't have flowers this year. So, hoping maybe next year, we just have to wait and see. I wish the season for flowers was longer here, only from June until August, but I'll take what I can get. (grin) I loved seeing your beautiful flowers..Thanks for sharing you know what I can plant to attract butterflies. I saw so few this year, and really miss them..

  12. What a pleasure it was strolling through your gorgeous flowers. I loved them all. Wish i had some of them.

  13. Your flowers are so breathtakingly lovely, and you are a gifted photographer.

  14. Un billet très fleuri comme je les aime, un joli moment de bonheur au jardin.
    Chez moi en Bretagne, en ce moment ce sont surtout les hortensias, les roses et les agapanthes qui sont fleuries.
    A très vite, très bon week-end.

  15. I very much enjoyed seeing your beautiful garden all in bloom. Daylilies, especially yellow ones, are among my favorites. I also have a burgundy one that I didn't know I had. Yours is a very pretty red. And that plant!

  16. Hi Dear,
    what a lush summer blooming! Fantastic. I love you day lillies! They have such an intense colour! Great!
    All my best from a Austrian Gardener and a happy happy sunday

  17. They are all just beautiful. You must have a green thumb to get flowers this pretty.

  18. Your flowers are lovely. I went for a little nature walk yesterday and I was surprised at how many wildflowers are blooming here in NC. Enjoy your day my friend! Hugs!

  19. Your flowers are gorgeous Emily, some of your photos look like paintings!

  20. I think I'm liking white crepe myrtles more and more. I have them in my yard and I think they look so bright and fresh. I only wish I could pick them and bring them indoors, but we know what a mess that would be. Your lilies are beautiful. What a gardener you are!

  21. Your garden looks lovely, Emily--so many pretty flowers! Gardening is a challenge here between deer and rabbit visitors and the occasional hail storm. I am growing red geraniums in flowers pots, some vinca and also coleus. I also have perennials such as Russian sage, and purple wall flowers growing in my backyard--the deer don't bother them too much!

  22. Such beautiful blooms and of course, I'm crushing on the blue planters! Thank you for sharing. You will be one of the features tomorrow at the Anything Blue Friday party. The party will go live at 8am...It's a miracle...LOL! Hope to see you again at the little blue soiree! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse




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