Friday, August 21, 2009

Double Dip - Skywatch Friday and belated GBBD

Today I'd also like to share some of the photos
I took this past week in my gardens.
(Shhh, don't tell! They were meant for a
Garden Bloggers Bloom Day post,
but August 15th came and went, oh my!)
So, please enjoy a little stroll through some of the mid-August blooms today...
(As always, you can click on a photo to see it bigger.)

Fall colors

Wish you could smell these chocolate cosmos!

Scarlet runner beans blooms. The hummingbirds seem to love these.

The mountain ash is heavy with berries (they were blooms not long ago:).

Phlox from a friend

Sedum in bloom

Dwarf hollyhock

Hope all your skies are pleasing and
your August continues to bloom.



  1. Beautiful flowers, but the first is my favorite. I cant tell what kind of flower it is. The shape looks like cosmos, but cannot see the leaves well enough. Whatever it is, it's gorgeous.

  2. Thanks Louise.
    The flower is a coreopsis; there are some California poppies in the background too.

  3. Great serie of photo's, the first one is very creative, love the combination of BW and color, well done!!

    Have a nice SWF

  4. That's very lovely. I like those flowers very much.

  5. Beautiful blooms! Great shots.

  6. Your flowers look so pretty, and I just love the first one! The ash tree must be what I've seen around here with all the red berries. I just started noticing the berries, now I know what kind of tree it is!

  7. Yes the hummers do love the scarlet runner beans. I was in the garden yesterday when I heard that "chit chit chit" sound from a hummer. There he was, right about two feet from my head sitting on the trellis holding the beans, and looking a little annoyed that I was in his space.I happened to have my camera in my hand and captured a great shot of him which I will post in the near future.

  8. Thanks for posting your lovely blooms, even if they're late for GBBD. I have some scarlet runner bean seeds to plant either yet this year or next.

  9. Great textures and colors. We won't tell it was late - I usually am.

  10. I love the mountain ash.

  11. So nice to find another PNW gardener. Lovely photos!

  12. What beautiful colors! The chocolate cosmos took my breath away...I've been longing to get hold of one but we find just the yellow and the orange ones in India...


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