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Monday, August 4, 2014

Continuing Bloom, Miscellaneous Perennials August 3, 2014

Welcome!   Today I am linking with-

Today's Flowers hosted by Denise

Macro Monday 2 hosted by Gemma Wiseman

I Heart Macro hosted by Laura

Blue Monday hosted by Smiling Sally

We seem to be in the doldrums of summer, so off to the local county fair running now, here is a Silkie with a blue band holding in her pompom head-feathers.  No petting allowed!   Isn't she tempting?

One square of a quilt, I'm glad someone has the patience to do this-

A few roses are getting a second wind, daylilies are almost over, but some perennials are popping up here and there.  Crocosmia 'Montbretia' which stays short so can flop with impunity and still impress-



Knautia 'Thunder and Lightning'-

Coreopsis 'Sunburst' coming into its own-

Many-toned Dahlia increasing in bloom, with Browallia underfoot-


A gladiolus in a screaming magenta to match the Knautia-

Hosta, small-leaved but a good bloomer-

Borage, self-sown, fuzzy, and beloved of the bees-



A very full and effective border plant, Oregano-

What have you found at your local fair?   Hannah

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36 comments:

  1. Thanks, Jim, I like your Oz gingerbread houses.

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  2. Hi Hannah,

    I admire your beautiful flowers, but most of all, I think the chicken is cute with her hair wrapped in blue! Thanks for sharing.

    Have a Happy Blue Monday!

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    1. Thanks, Sally, I thought you would like her. They were adorable. I don't know how they are for egg laying.

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  3. love the quilt!! and love the borage....
    I have never seen a gladiolus that brilliantly coloured ...

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    1. I guess you are one of the patient quilters, I admire you. It is a bright gladiola, for sure!

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  4. The Silkie is a glorious looking chicken, it is very tempting to pet her.
    Ann

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    1. Yes, she must be gossamer soft. There is an amusing documentary on PBS about chickens as pets, pampered, and spoiled, in their Pampers.

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  5. It definitely is the doldrums of summer. No fairs here yet. It's been too hot in the afternoon to get out there in the garden and work, but I really need to. It's hard to find the energy.

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    1. I know what you mean. It has a night owl like me getting up early in the morning to go out and work while it is still cool, the air is delightful. Then I have to try to nap in the hot afternoon, not easy.

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  6. Beautiful! The silkie is cute and I love the hairs on the borage. Have a lovely week!

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    1. Thanks, Gunilla, there were lots of cute chickens, I was amused at the blue bands, I wish I could have seen when they took them off. Borage is very hairy indeed!

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    1. Thanks, Christian, I enjoyed your surprised hare.

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  8. Nice photos, great flowers! I love the quilt square!

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    1. Thanks, Leovi, I liked your dreamy tears fantasy.

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    1. Thanks, Felicia, as self-sowers go, it is one of the most rambunctious, though it hasn't traveled much from its location, like some plants with smaller seeds.

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  10. Beautiful flowers and summer sights.

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    1. Thanks, Carver, it's a little hot now here, low 90's F, not as hot as some places, but it's nice to be able to enjoy the flowers.

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    1. Thanks, somehow it didn't photograph as blue as it is, though it does fade a little more magenta.

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  12. A wonderful variety of flowers! Gorgeous!

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    1. Thanks, Mary, the 'Montbretia' is tough as nails, I should spread it around a little more. I also want to make more use of the oregano, it fills in so well.

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  13. Very tempting, indeed :-)

    I too have the pretty Knautia 'Thunder and Lightning'. Very nice with the matching gladiolus.

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  14. I am not actually very happy with the ordinary Knautia macedonica I grew from seed, because it gets quite tall and then there are a lot of seed heads all over the plants, but Thunder and Lightning is a much shorter plant.

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  15. I especially like the yellow sunbursts

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  16. Thanks, Gerald, I grew them under lights from seed started Nov. 25, I'm glad I started them early because it took them a long time to reach blooming age. I didn't envision them being so tall.

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  17. Whoa that gladiolus color made me glad I have self-tinting eyeglasses! Love the fuzzy borage shots-- and the crocosmia is essential according to my pet hummingbird Francine.

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    1. Thanks, Linnie, you are so witty! Francine would be in danger in my yard because the Crocosmia is flopping so down low, and my cat is not to be trusted.

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  18. You capture so much that is beautiful! Thank you.

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    1. Thanks, Sandy, one aim of gardeners is to add to the beauty of nature, it's great you do your part to help the environment.

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  19. Hannah so many lovely flowers and so many blooming here too including crocosmia!

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    1. Thanks, Donna, I'm really appreciating my Crocosmia and the tough way it hangs in there, increases, and is carefree. It is practically impossible to kill.

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  20. I love all this color. Thank you!

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  21. I'm glad you enjoyed it, Sandy.

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