Friday, August 28, 2009

Some Late Summer Bloomers!

Hi everyone,
I am a little late today but better late then never-I hope! Today I am taking you on a little tour of the garden so you can see some late summer bloomers.
The phlox and hygrangea's are putting on a good show now.
This phlox is called Laura. It is very pretty and mildew resistant.
I like this variegated phlox because the foliage is so pretty and gives color all season long.
This pretty mauve phlox is Franz Shurbert.
It looks good with a darker purple phlox beside it.
The long pergola that Andrew built looks good but I look forward to it ageing into the garden.
more phlox with a limelight htgrangea at the end.
where would we be without the phlox?
Joe Pye Weed is also a late bloomer that I like.
And of course we have different colors of cone flowers.
This was taken on the hillside a couple of days ago.
I love this garden variety of pink loosestrife-not to be confused with the wild one taking over boggy areas and choking out native plants.
The magnolia is putting on a bit of a second show.
There are still quite a few daylilies blooming but not as many as before.
Sea holly is new to our garden but I am liking it.
More daylilies.

This is a clematis Josephine(above and below) that I think is so pretty but a little stingy with the blooms for me so far.

this is a pink phlox-I have many different colors and varieties of them.
I was given this golden glow several years ago- I would like to move it to a different spot but it determined to stay here.
The Annebelle hygrangea is still blooming well. I have several Nikko Blues and even Endless Summer's that have lots of healty foliage but hardly any blooms. First,I thought it was too cold for them in zone 5 but then I see others have them blooming not far from me so now I am wondering if it is a little too much mushroom compost- any one else have this problem? You know how you always want what you don't have!
The bed at the road is putting on a good show with limelights and phlox. Next year I must plant a few cleome or cosmos though to give it a bit more umph.

One last peek at the pergola on the inside this time. I am hoping to get some vines growing along the top part. We still have two sons to get married so I have visions of a couple of brides walking through here someday again. No winter weddings please!
Though the garden season is winding down the garden still brings me joy each day . Hope you enjoyed seeing some late summer bloomers.

Have a good weekend!



blushing rose said...

Oh, Carolyn ~ It is wonderful, the flowers are exquisite. Have a great weekend. TTFN ~ Marydon

June said...

Wow Carolyn, your blooms and garden are just so beautiful!
I have Josephine and this is her 4th year and now she is smothered in blooms. I do remember it being a slow starter though.
It's always wonderful walking through your garden.

Jenny H. said...

Your garden is spectacular! Do you and your husband do all the work yourselves? It's just gorgeous!

Unknown said...

Oh my...what a lovely garden you have...even in late summer. As a new gardener I find your blog very inspirational! Thank you for sharing....I hope my garden gets better and better each year..

Martha said...

Your garden is beautiful -- mine, I'm afraid is a little straggly now -- even though August has been wet and cooler than normal.

Anonymous said...


Your gardens are amazing!! I am not even sure which is my favorite of the late bloomers...they are all so spectacular!

Thank you for the lovely stroll through your gardens.

Have a gorgeous weekend,
Debbykay @ Rose Cottage Gardens and Farm

Mary said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous...I never tire of seeing your beautiful garden...the phlox are outstanding...just so refreshing. Thanks you for taking us on your garden tour!


Carolyn said...

Hi Jenny,
Thank you and yes my husband and I do all the work ourselves. We enjoy doing it.

Hi Cori,
I am happy to hear you find our garden inspirational and yes your garden will get better each year as it matures.

Hi June,
Thank you-I always enjoy a stroll through your lovely garden as well.

I will look forward to seeing our Josephine smothered in blooms like yours.

Thank you everyone for your encouraging words.


Rosy Inspiration said...

Hi, Carolyn,
It is so beautiful in your garden still, your husband did a great job building the pergola, it's going to look stunning covered on top. I always enjoy coming here, those phlox are so lovely, I especially love the Clematis. I'm always amazed how you manage to keep everything looking so good.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Beautiful, Carolyn! Your different colours of Phlox is intoxicating. And I love your hydrangeas! I need to get some for my decorating this Fall. I guess you never have that problem! Lucky girl! Have a great weekend.


My name is Riet said...

Beautiful pictures of beautiful plants, I love to come and visit your blog every time. Have a wonderful day.
Riet, The Nethrlands


Hi, just had to stop by to leave you a comment and say what a wonderful blog you have here. So much to read about - fabulously creative & interesting posts and what's more you have fantastic pictures too. Thank you for sharing them all and best wishes - enjoy the rest of the weekend....

Janet said...

Your garden looks so lush so late in the season. I love all your phlox, they are such showstoppers, but alas the few I have have not performed well this season...too much rain. Even the mildew resistant ones got covered with mildew this summer. There is always next summer!

Deanna said...

Lovely day to you.
These late blooming flowers are just so beautiful.
It's impressive how your garden grows!

May you have a blessed week-end.

Joanne said...

Phlox are such rewarding plants and look lovely with your Hydrangea. The Pergola is sticking and no doubt will be covered in lovlies in no time.
I was surprised to see Josephine flowering so well ours flowers early and only has the odd one later in the year and then often single.