Sunday, August 21, 2016

Some Late August Pocono Blooms

It's hard to believe August is more than half gone. The days are growing shorter and the nights a bit longer. Late bloomers are just starting to strut their stuff.

Marigolds are so pretty! They seem to glow in the late summer sun and will last all the way til frost.

Yarrow is another flower that starts in late July and keeps on blooming through late September.

Then there is Tall Garden Phlox. This is my first year growing them. They bloomed once and and then I cut them back. They are now producing a second flush of flowers. They have a lovely intoxicating scent ....

           I spotted my first Heavenly Blue morning glory today.  Just love the color.

I have Moonflower vines planted with the morning glories, but they still have awhile to go before they flower. First time growing them this year.

I still have a few Lauren's Grape poppy flowers yet to bloom, but as you can see, the spent flower heads are lovely in their own way.

And what would a garden be without Roses? This is one of the red mini roses that I purchased from the bargain bin after Valentine's Day 3 years ago. I have 3 lovely little bushes planted together in a large pot that spend their summers outside and then spend their winters in the garage. I also have another rescued pink mini rose planted in a smaller pot that is 4 years old that I treat exactly the same way.  They all are very happy!

Nasturtiums are just wonderful. This one is a tall climbing variety planted in a larger flower pot. Before long it began to run out of room to ramble. I used a garden rake as a quick fix.

                  This is another variety of Nasturtiums, Empress of India,
                                  which are growing in a window box.

This is a hanging pot of Calibrachoa, or Million Bells. I think I have pruned them about 3 times this summer  Most annual flowers will look tired  by the end of the summer. Regular haircuts keep them rejuvenated!

My Black-eyed Susan Vines are just starting to produce flowers. They have such cheerful little faces.

Hope you enjoyed the stroll around my Pocono Garden!

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