The August garden seems to be just sliding on by. Nothing really shocking or new happening, things just cruising along...enjoying the sun and the heat, just like me.
Indigofera amblyantha (above and below) catches me by surprise when I really stop to admire it. It was a gift from a friend. I love the small leaves, and the pink flowers too, believe it or not..
Grevillea rivularis has been blooming for months. It's amazing.
Ditto for the Grevillea x gaudichaudii.
This combination of Knautia macedonica and Cordyline 'Electric Flash' is a happy accident.
The Metapanax delavayi is budded up and a few flowers are starting to open.
Albizia julibrissin ‘Summer Chocolate’ is on the downward edge of dropping those pink puff-ball blooms. Thank god, I'm tired of picking them up.
Abutilon megapotamicum 'Paisley'
Since my in-ground Eucomis 'Oakhurst' and 'Sparkling Burgundy' are both on a bloom strike I bought this plant at Portland Nursery, already sending up a spike. I'm glad I did.
Hibiscus syriacus 'Red Heart' continues to woo me.
Such a beautiful flower...
The Bougainvillea 'Moneth' (aka 'Purple Queen') took a blooming break for the end of July and first part of August. I'm glad it's seen fit to start blooming again.
Sarracenia flowers are extremely long-lasting.
And the Passiflora 'Amethyst Jewel' hasn't slowed down pushing out those blooms, thank god.
Nymphaea 'Perry’s Almost Black'
For the longest time I was pinching the flowers on this Oxalis triangularis, they're so prolific though! We've made our peace.
Alstroemeria 'Indian Summer'
Vriesea splendens, bought with bloom flame already occurring
Quesnelia marmorata ‘Tim Plowman’
Finally I wrap this post with a vase of Moluccella laevis, Bells-of-Ireland, I've been cutting stems from one of the driveway stock tanks for weeks now. This is the end. I will miss their cheery faces and bright, light, scent.
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