Monday, August 15, 2016

Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day August 2016

Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day
Northeast Mississippi, USA zone 7

ABC Wednesday
F is for Flowers

A few years ago I planted several types of coneflowers in this flower bed, but only one survived and multiplied.

Their foliage is getting ragged, but the Marigolds keep on blooming.

I have five Sunflower plants that sprouted from seed spilled under a birdfeeder. They are not very big, but each plant has several blooms.

White Cypress Vine that I bought at a Master Gardeners' Plant Sale.

I got a late start with my Zinnias, but they are blooming okay now.

This butterfly on the Butterfly Bush, Buddleia, is looking a little tattered, but it is still flitting around, sipping nectar just fine.

The Crape Myrtles have been magnificent this year.

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  1. How I wish that Crape Myrtles grew up here.

  2. Lovely. I do not think anything could kill yellow coneflowers in my garden, but any other color just withers away. Wish I could have crape myrtles up here too.

  3. I dream of having room for big drifts of grasses and coneflowers... Such a fantastic fall show! Maybe in my next home - where by the way, I will be sure to plant a number of Crape Myrtles too. A girl's allowed to dream... right?

  4. Wow! That crape myrtle really pops! I like that white cypress vine. I have the red variety, but I'd like to add the white, too, next year. All your August blooms are lovely. Happy Bloom Day!

  5. I love cone flowers. I'm still trying to get them to establish here. Sadly the British slug loves them even more.

  6. Love the butterfly landing photo. May I cast another vote for "how I wish I could grow crepe myrtles up here", up here being zone 5b. I can dream of the day when they finally breed a cold resistant variety. (Meanwhile, my camilla experiment isn't going too well.)

  7. Stunning pictures!!
    Love it...
    Greetings Anna

  8. That is a very big crape myrtle tree. We have it here too, but does not get that big, they suffer during the dry and hot season.

  9. It's funny how some plants do well, and other turn up their roots. Nice butterflies.

    Cheers - Stewart M - Jabiru, Northern Territory, Australia

  10. How wonderful to see all those photos of gorgeous flowers!
    Have a great week!

  11. Your flowers look great, Lea! I have planted a lot of Echinacea hoping for big clumps that would take over but it hasn't happened yet. At least some I planted 2 years ago is blooming this year, maybe they will succeed in clumping up. Your Crape Myrtle really is magnificent!

  12. Don't you just love the way that zinnias attract every butterfly in town?

  13. lovely photo's of a good choice for this weeks letter.... the flowers look wonderful, I love the colours.

    Have a nice ABC-W-day / – week
    ♫ M e l ☺ d y ♫ (abc-w-team)

  14. I wonder if your coneflower is Rudbeckia triloba, or the brown-eyed Susan. I had one volunteer in my garden a few years ago, and now it's everywhere! I do appreciate those cheery yellow blooms in late summer/fall, but it can get carried away. You may find the cypress vine likes to travel a bit, too:) I'm so jealous of your crape myrtle--it's a beauty!


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