The garden has a late summer look. Seedheads are numerous. Leaves on the ornamental gourds that had been large and showy are getting powdery mildew and need to be removed. In a few short weeks it will be fall. This August is hot and humid with many sudden downpours that are tough on flowers. Today is cloudy and drizzly. The camera does not like this weather.
For a list of other bloomers about the bloggers neighborhood check out May Dreams Garden .
Blackeyed Susans amid the remains of liatris. I don't deadhead much.
The orange gaillardia have started blooming.
The yellow gaillardia started blooming first and I thought there was not going to be any other color for awhile. I love the heavy texture and gray green color of the foliage. The first leaves at the base are shaped like oak leaves and grew all summer before flower buds formed. These gaillardia were winter sown in a milkjug from a couple of seedheads.
Yellow coneflowers behind a wild panicum.
A trailing verbena that would flower heavier if I remembered to deadhead more often.
Rattlesnake Master with panicum.
An autumn clematis.
Garlic chives have such pretty flowers. They open into white balls then get black seeds throughout. Self sows way abundantly so I'll regret it, but they hold up well in fall. Right behind the chives is another self sowing herb, a variegated lemon balm that has gone to seed. Yikes!
The chelone will be moved to the rain garden when the weather cools. The soil stays too dry along the garage for this moisture loving native.