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August Flower Garden

It has been a while since I shared any of the blooming flowers in my garden, hence today is the day.

Unfortunately, I was unable to add any new plants to my garden this year, since I diligently followed the COVID19 Stay Home policy, and refrained from any unnecessary shopping outings.


Tall Red Canna Lily, and a dwarf Orange Canna Lily.

I have 6 different Dahlias this year, however only three of them are blooming so far.


My collection of Zinnias, tall and dwarf variety.

Beautiful Alyssum , Red Salvia and Lily Turf.

The Obedient Plant ( not very obedient…it grows very wild), and Impatiens Balsamic (from seeds shipped from by my sister from Europe).

I am expanding my Hibiscus collection, by planting new ones in another part of the garden.  I have no idea where the white variety came from since I used saplings sprouted under these two bushes above, which clearly are NOT white.

I will accept these as a special gift brought in by the birds, by dropping seeds into my garden…:-)

The very fragrant White Salvia is a nice welcome to the bees and butterflies right now, and the Daylily is blooming for the second time this year.

These lovely Portulaca flowers require very little care, as they are heat and drought-tolerant.  The flowers fully open up during sunny weather, but close right up for the evening, or on a cloudy day.  I tried to collect their seeds to plant them in other areas of my garden, but they do best by self seeding and sprouting in the spring.

Last but not least, is my surprise flower, Pink Petunia. Here again, it just appeared in my flower bed.  I almost pulled it out at first, thinking it was a weed until I realized that the little leaves resembled a Petunia plant.  I am glad I gave it a chance to mature and provide these gorgeous blooms.  This is an annual plant, however as you see, it reseeds itself and becomes a wonderful addition to a flower bed.  I love the rewards I get from Mother Nature!

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