For reasons that remain mysterious, getting decent photos of Fuchsias escapes me. I must include them in spite of because they are a bright spot in the August doldrums. I was quite obsessed with Fuchsias at one time and had a robust collection, in spite of the fact that my inland climate is not ideal. After a few years of attack by the Fuchsia gall mite, I tossed them all , and was Fuchsia free for several years. Gradually I have re-introduced mostly resistant varieties.
Caryopteris is holding it's own, this is a newbie C. 'Hint of Gold' superior in every way to 'Worster Gold' in my garden. It may very well achieve the sought after repeated element status if I can actually find another one.That's Salvia 'Wendys Wish' performing a photobomb.
This is C. 'White Surprise' , not as vigorous as the above, but really nice consistent variegation.
Caryopteris incanum, modestly reseeds , blooms in spring and fall, and sports great deep colored blooms.
I despaired this Cuphea would ever bloom, but now in it's second summer here it finally has given several flowers , with more to come. This is Cuphea micropetala.
This is Lilium 'Sapporo' , new to me this year from The Lily Garden in Vancouver Wa. I plan to get a few more of these in spring; it has numerous attributes.
Chocolate Cosmos, purchased as an emergency replacement has earned it's spot.
I attempted to dig out this no-name Persicaria last fall, but I changed my mind in mid-dig.The aborted removal had nothing to do with quality , and everything to do with quantity-the footprint is vast and somewhat overwhelming in my small garden. But it adds a nice architectural presence and the bees love it..
The excellent Clematis 'Arabella' , blooms til winter.
My only succulent bloomer a the present is Echeveria hamisii.
The Eryngium is beginning it's fade to brown.
And as is my custom the 2nd Artichoke batch is allowed to flower.
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