Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day: August 2016

Garden Bloggers Bloom Day, August 2016

This bee was so laden with pollen from the white Rose of Sharon that he dropped straight down before he managed to straighten up and fly right.

Garden Bloggers Bloom Day, August 2016

The butterfly bush has been attracting all kinds of pollinators: various bees, at least two kinds of butterflies, and some hummingbirds.

Garden Bloggers Bloom Day, August 2016

Volunteer trifecta: purple(ish) Rose of Sharon, white Rose of Sharon, and yarrow.

Garden Bloggers Bloom Day, August 2016

Maypop, aka Passion Flower. It grows where I don’t want it, but at least it’s pretty.

Garden Bloggers Bloom Day, August 2016

I’m assuming this is some sort of weed, but it’s pretty, so I kept it around.

Garden Bloggers Bloom Day, August 2016

I didn’t realize when I planted the oregano so close to the back door that it would be a favorite of bees.

Garden Bloggers Bloom Day, August 2016

Hydrangea paniculata — always an August favorite of mine.

Garden Bloggers Bloom Day, August 2016

Close-up of the hydrangea

Garden Bloggers Bloom Day, August 2016

Hardy hibiscus — all three were in this shy state when I tried to photograph them this evening.

Garden Bloggers Bloom Day, August 2016

Purple Rose of Sharon is closing up for the evening.

Garden Bloggers Bloom Day, August 2016

This invasive Morning Glory’s days are numbered.

Garden Bloggers Bloom Day, August 2016

Can you spot the goldenrod amongst the dwarf flowering almond?

Garden Bloggers Bloom Day, August 2016

This mum is in an unfavorable spot; it gets pests and disease every year.

Garden Bloggers Bloom Day, August 2016

Japanese anemone

Garden Bloggers Bloom Day, August 2016

This perennial is a favorite of bees.

Garden Bloggers Bloom Day, August 2016

This perennial is a welcome volunteer of some sort.

Garden Bloggers Bloom Day, August 2016

I’ve decided that I love Cosmos. I deadhead them weekly and they thank me by continuing to bloom.

Garden Bloggers Bloom Day, August 2016

The porterhouse tomatoes haven’t gotten much bigger since last month, but this one started turning red just today.

As always, many thanks to Carol at May Dreams Gardens for hosting Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day!

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