My Alpine Home

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

August Blooms. . .

It’s hard to believe that the month of Aug. is coming to an end.  Kids have headed back to school and cooler mornings and evenings are a delight.

I thought I would share what’s blooming in my August garden.

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Phlox

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Liatris.

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My friend, Kathy gave me these Canna bulbs.  I have loved their beautiful blooms.

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The hummingbirds have loved both the Canna and Zinnia blossoms.  They are planted outside our family room window.  A few times the hummers have flown right up to the window as if to take a peek inside.

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My small black eyes have been so tall this year that I keep having to cut some down because they fall over.

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This gorgeous Hibiscus delights me with new blooms daily.

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Roses are coming back for a second showing.

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Cosmos and miniature Hollyhocks.

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I love it when friends come to visit.  One morning I had these cuties pop in to say hi.

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Some of them preferred higher ground.  You can see that my Sweet Potato Vine is starting to trail down the rock wall.

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My friend, Amanda gave me these starts of what she said was a perennial impatiens.  I had never heard of them before.  Love the sweet blossom.

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Ice Plant newly planted this Spring.

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I have been cutting back my annual planters and they are starting to put on a second show.

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This one made me laugh.  It’s easy to see that the left side is much happier than the right.

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How does your garden grow?  Won’t be long before I will be putting my beds to rest.

Hugs,

Jann

p.s.  I want to thank Elaine from Sunny Simple Life for featuring the post I did about my friend, Diana’s playhouse. 

I will be sharing with:

Kathe with an e for You're Gonna Love it Tuesday

Cowgirl up Link Party

Lavender Garden Cottage for Cottage Style Party

A Deligtsome Life for Home and Garden Thursday

All Star Block Party

Fishtail Cottage for Cottage Garden Party

How Sweet the Sound for Pink Saturday

43 comments:

Leslie said...

Such beautiful blooms!!! Enjoy these last weeks of summer!

Greg Olson said...

How did you get that Humming bird to hold still for you?

Dana@Mid2Mod said...

Your garden pictures are always wonderful!

Jody and Stan said...

You have such a beautiful garden. Loved the tour! Thanks for stopping by with your wonderful comment. Have a fun week!

Jody

Linda said...

They are so beautiful - I love the blooms, all the colors and all the types! I am trying to get the beds cleaned out after neglecting them this whole year.

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Pretty photos of your garden, and I really do love the photo of the little hummingbird!

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

So loved the white phlox. They always had a problem in my garden with rust and mildew. The cosmos also plagued this year and black eyed susans, mine were very short this year.

DearHelenHartman said...

Amazing photo of the hummingbird! Your garden is lovely. Really, you are TOO perfect. Next time I expect a stink bug in the mix so I won't feel so inadequate!

NanaDiana said...

What beautiful flowers. I love your phlox...mine did not do well at all this year. Your little visitors are pretty cute. Did you invite them to dinner? xo Diana

Barbara F. said...

Said it before, worth saying again, I love your yard and all the flowers. They look so beautiful. Those birds are interesting, do you know what they are? xo

Katherine Wolak said...

Beautiful summery photos! Love all teh flowers and rich colours!!! :D

Hugs,

Indie said...

What a beautiful garden! So many blooms! Between the voles and the heat, my garden has had a pretty tough time this year. Only the weeds have grown well. At least there's always next year!

Chenille Cottage said...

What an incredible oasis you have created, Jann! I would be outside all the time with such a beautiful backyard. How I love the fashionable little birds! They look so fine with their cute little headfeather pointing the way.
Thank you for sharing the fruits of your labor, my sweet friend!
Blessings,
Carolynn xoxo

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

You have so many beautiful blooms in your garden yet. Everything is looking wonderful!

Kris said...

Such pretty blooms! I love Quail too!!
: ) Kris

Joanne said...

I LOVE the huumming bird picture! Your garden is holding up alot better than mine. I don't like the end of august. I don't like the end of summer at all. :O(
Blessings, Joanne

Pam Lambky said...

Hi Jann. You definitely have a lovely
garden... you must love to be out in the yard. It's so hot here in Kansas that all my flowers just didn't do well. Maybe you would like to share a few of your secrets! Love everything outdoors, like the birdbaths, anything cement, such as the benches and all the lovely statuary! Always so nice visiting your inspiring blog! xx Pam

Leslie said...

I can't say that I'm not jealous of all the color in your yard! Your flowers are gorgeous!!! You must have worked hard to keep them so pretty through the entire summer.
Thank you for visiting me and taking the time to say something so kind about the guest room!
Blessings,
Leslie

Danielle said...

Wow your garden is still doing so fantastic! Mine is a total wreck...lots of work to do when the cool weather finally gets here.

mimi_62 said...

Love that bird and those beautiful quail. Also, you aught to enter the humming bird picture in, I believe, the ksl contest. What beautiful flowers-- fruits of your hard work. Such beauty doesn't just happen. Thanks for sharing.

Ky said...

Wow that is a great picture of a hummingbird! Good work mom!

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

My hibiscus and phlox are done. Your phlox look so pretty, love the white...esp with everything here brown.

Kathe said...

I really need to plant some phlox Jann! Yours are so pretty. My annuals in my hangers finally succumbed to the record breaking temps. I just couldn't keep up with them. All of your gardens and flowers are so refreshing! Thank you for sharing them at the party this week. I have featured this post on my Facebook page ♥

Debra said...

I am a sucker for gardens! If I only have two minutes here or there to visit pics on a linky the garden ones draw me in first! I love your phlox. I used to have phlox, did not have any for a few years, bought some this year and then they died off after blooming. ( Though I watered faithfully )
Now I wonder if they'll come back later if we have an extended warm fall..

You have so much other stuff going on, though....beautiful !!! :)

Fran said...

How does my garden grow? Well, we have many of the same varieties, but mine look downright sparse compared to your beautiful blooms! What lovely gardens you have! :) --Fran

Rose L said...

You still have quite a few blooms coloring the garden. Were those quail int he garden??

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

Your garden is looking stunning, mine is so dry it is not even worth writing a post this month!

priscilla said...

Your gardens look beautiful !

Style Sisters said...

Love all your beautiful flowers..your yard is gorgeous!
Karin

Lavender Cottage said...

Lots of color and sweet visitors in your garden. I enjoyed the tour around.
Judith

Meg said...

Your garden is absolutely gorgeous.

Thanks for sharing on the All Star Block Party!

Lynn @ UpCountry Olio said...

You have an amazing way with anything that grows! And the hummingbird picture is incredible, I can't imagine how long you must have waited to get it just right.

Lynn

Liz @ Sit With Me In My Garden said...

Great looking flowers! Anything that draws in hummers is a good thing! I like all your different kinds of planters! Love the friends that visited! Cute!
I'm still waiting for a flower to show up on my Hibiscus. I have some cannas I planted and I just got my first flowers. They were supposed to be red but they are orange! LOL... oh well!

Darla said...

All are so pretty but I love, love the Hibiscus!!

UTs Hobby Time said...

Love all your photos. Beautiful garden!!!

UTs Hobby Time

chubskulit said...

Lovely garden you have!

Visiting from Pink Saturday.

My PINK
Have a great weekend.

Emille said...

Your garden is beautiful -you must spend a lot of time in it to work and enjoy:)

J.Rye said...

So pretty! Visiting from Pink Saturday.

I hope that you can also visit my PINK. You may also link up to my Color Connection if you'd like. Thanks!

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

Amazing garden photos! Love the one with the hummingbird - love the hanging basket as well - you're garden is doing beautifully,
I appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,
Kathy

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

Hello, I'm back! I wanted to share with you that your garden post will be featured this evening in my Home and Garden Party post. I appreciate you,
Kathy

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

Hello, I'm back! I wanted to share with you that your garden post will be featured this evening in my Home and Garden Party post. I appreciate you,
Kathy

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

Hello, I'm back! I wanted to share with you that your garden post will be featured this evening in my Home and Garden Party post. I appreciate you,
Kathy

Athena at Minervas Garden said...

What a beautiful garden you have, Jann, and I especially love the picture of the hummingbird eating at the zinnia--what a great shot! The quail are so beautiful as well. All your containers look great--I just watered and fertilized mine for the week before it gets hot again here.