Showing posts from August, 2021

Garden Bloggers Bloomday-Beware the Ides of August

   August has always been one of my least favorite months in the garden. Heat, spider mites, rust and mildew.  This year it's been 6 months since our last rain, and though we are summer-dry and accustomed to months of drought this year our rainfall totals were paltry and ended a good two months earlier than usual. Still, there are blooms to be had , vine ripe tomatoes to be picked and our beautiful fall season to look forward to. Be sure to stop by and see our hostess Carol at May Dreams Gardens for more August flowers. Aster 'Purple Dome' This is Pelargonium 'Pinki Pinks' which has been blooming for months and has great foliage to boot. Bronze Fennel. It's been several years since I grew this and never experienced the prolific reseeding that some speak of. Hopefully that continues to be the case. Sombreuil Origanum dictamnus aka 'Dittany of Crete' , is my favorite of the ornamental Oreganos. The Dahlias were slow this summer and fully half of my tuber