|Panicle Hydrangea 'Tardivia'|
Crape Mrytle 'Sioux'
The flower below (platycodon) also known as balloon flower is a conversation piece in my garden every year. Just like plastic bubble wrap as the balloon-shaped flowers dry out you can pop them loudly between your fingers. My guests of all ages get a kick out of trying them out! There are a couple here ready to go!
|Platycodon (Balloon Flower)|
Lilies as always are the reliable staples in the garden. They are always there producing lots of blooms throughout the entire summer. Here we see Hemerocalis 'Sammy Russell' and 'Stella D Oro', a personal favorite for long bloom. The lilies are getting ready for fall but there are still a few left to highlight the garden.
|Daylily 'Sammy Russell'|
|Stella D Oro Daylily|
|Nikko Blue Hydrangea|
I enjoy when the Hydrangea and Rudbeckia are blooming side by side in the late summer and fall garden. Here we have Hydrangea 'Nikko Blue' and Rudbeckia 'Goldstrum'.
|August Garden Gal (still smiling with her bouquet!)|
|Astilbe Chinensis 'Pumila'|
While all my other astilbes are mostly done for the season this particular variety (Astilbe Chinensis 'Pumila') is coming into its glory during the month of August. It is adding some inviting color to the garden.
|Endless Summer 'Twist & Shout' Lacecap Hydrangea|
|Dwarf Butterfly Bush Buddleia Lo & Behold|
|Knock Out Rose "Radrazz' (A new addition)|
|Coleus in flower|
|The very last of the Stargazers|
|A Little Bit of Whimsy!|