August Photos

transplanted2scin07(7b upstate SC)August 15, 2010

I don't know about your garden, but the only things blooming for me right now are scarce and scattered, making for a sad and sorry overall garden. When you put them all together, though, it brightens your day. Enjoy

Zinnia with moth

Pink and Orange Zinnias

One lonely little Snapdragon

Ruellia elagans

Pink colored Zinnia

Ruellia brittoniana


Coral colored Zinnia

Second flowering of Phlox 'David'

The fruit of the wild Passion Flower vine

Butterfly Bush with moth

Cardinal Climber, a relative of the Morning Glory

A just-opening Datura bloom taken with a foggy camera lens

Gaillardia 'Golden Goblin'

and some mixed Cosmos

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Pretty! I really must plant some zinnias next year for the butterflies:)

Instead of uploading my photos and linking here I'll just share a link to my blog. I haven't checked in here in quite a while~ Hi everyone!

Here is a link that might be useful: Little Wing Garden

    Bookmark   August 17, 2010 at 6:45AM
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transplanted2scin07(7b upstate SC)

Thanks! The Zinnias have been the champions of drought these past many weeks. I think these might have been State Fair seed, but I don't know for sure.
RE your photos, I love the Salvia chamedryoides, very pretty!
How do you manage to get such a large bloom on your Euphorbia corolata? Mine are so tiny!

    Bookmark   August 17, 2010 at 5:28PM
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dottie_in_charlotte(z7-8 NC)

Is that festuca glauca behind the pink and orange zinnias?

    Bookmark   August 18, 2010 at 10:54AM
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transplanted2scin07(7b upstate SC)

It is indeed Festuca glauca. I just purchased 3 of them this past Spring and I've been very pleased with their performance. I wish I had the variety name in front of me, but I'm not at home as I type this.

    Bookmark   August 19, 2010 at 9:23AM
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dottie_in_charlotte(z7-8 NC)

If you pull the seed stalks it will benefit the festuca so they winter over better.

    Bookmark   August 21, 2010 at 2:46PM
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What's blooming right now for me are my butterfly bushes, Russian sage, meadow sage, coreopsis, salvia, abelia, crape myrtles, and lavender is about to bloom.

    Bookmark   August 24, 2010 at 12:08AM
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Your first photo is of a skipper butterfly though which one exactly I can't tell. You can tell it's a butterfly by looking at the antennae; they resemble a matchstick (sort of) and they fly during the day. I grew the cardinal climber this year and it took over a trellis and is trying to swallow the front of my house-one plant!

    Bookmark   September 4, 2010 at 9:29PM
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