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Name: Deb
Pacific Northwest (Zone 8b)
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Bonehead
Aug 14, 2013 9:25 AM CST
I just realized we're halfway through August with no bloom thread. My garden always suffers in August and I have long notee in my journal to just deadhead, set out soaker hoses, and go on vacation... But, wait! Here is phlox, echinachea, rudbeckia, and asters amongst my rubble. Show us what you have in this hot dry month.

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Name: Stephanie
Salem, OR (Zone 8b)
Region: Pacific Northwest Garden Ideas: Level 1
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kosk0025
Aug 15, 2013 11:15 AM CST
So much color in my yard. But also so many weeds. I'm a January-June gardener, and then the yard tends to suffer. (or I prefer to think it takes on a much more wild cottage style).

Here are a couple from this morning. I should take more. So many annuals looking awesome.

Agastache 'Ava'. I have probs with some of my agastache not returning every year (I've read they don't like all the rain in the NW), but this one came back. It's only one plant. HUGE. And half of it was even broken off when my dog ran over it and damaged it.


My favorite planters that I designed this year. Pics from the front and the back. Included are thunbergia (black eyed susan vine), hyacinth bean, ivy geranium, salpiglossis, amaranth 'hopi red dye', purple potato vine. All started from seed by me in the greenhouse except the ivy geranium and potato vine. I should do this as an image set actually.

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Name: Julia
Washington State (Zone 7a)
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springcolor
Aug 15, 2013 11:51 AM CST
Stephanie, I have that same problem with agastache so I kind of stopped plating these. Yours is beautiful. Wow fantastic pots. How's the shed project going?
BH, Love the flowers. The white phlox is gorgeous.

I'll have to go look around a bit. Still pulling huge weeds here. Things just got away from me this spring.
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Name: Deb
Pacific Northwest (Zone 8b)
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Bonehead
Aug 15, 2013 12:02 PM CST
Funny about the huge weeds. My husband (usually rather disinterested in the gardens) noticed a large burdock growing in one of the beds by the barn, and asked if that burr-bush (his phrase) was supposed to be there. I replied that it was indeed a weed, and he then asked why it was there. At a loss for words, I simply gave him permission to pull it, and he immediately dug it right out getting most of the tap root. Hmmm. Perhaps he is showing an interest after all...
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Name: Stephanie
Salem, OR (Zone 8b)
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kosk0025
Aug 15, 2013 1:27 PM CST
Salvia guarantica 'Black and Blue' Wow the hummingbirds love this. One plant. huge. One of my favorites as are all salvias.


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Name: Julia
Washington State (Zone 7a)
Garden Photography Region: Pacific Northwest Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Forum moderator Plant Database Moderator I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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springcolor
Aug 15, 2013 9:54 PM CST
That is a monster and just gorgeous.
Here's what's happening here in my yard.
Thumb of 2013-08-16/springcolor/9a9f39 a pink rose of Sharon Thumb of 2013-08-16/springcolor/95fc50 Rain has made it too heavy.
Hydrangea 'Little lime' Thumb of 2013-08-16/springcolor/dba650NOID daylily
Thumb of 2013-08-16/springcolor/8023f9 White rose of Sharon and a NOID clem.
Thumb of 2013-08-16/springcolor/ddd964 The name of this escapes me at the moment.
Thumb of 2013-08-16/springcolor/3079a5 2nd year echies. I hope they explode to huge plants next year.
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Thumb of 2013-08-16/springcolor/fcb2b2 over grown shade garden!
Thumb of 2013-08-16/springcolor/c45e1f 'Lime zinger' sedum and 'Kent beauty' oregano.

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Name: Jewell
South Puget Sound (Zone 7a)
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Jewell
Aug 16, 2013 9:39 AM CST
Things are quickly changing in the garden. Especially with the damp weather of this last week. Here are a few August photos.
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Thumb of 2013-08-16/Jewell/9cca92 Thumb of 2013-08-16/Jewell/658de8strawberries and Shasta's


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first time my variegated hydrengea has had any flowers. Freezes have killed it to the ground until last winter.

I love the warm misty days, but am saddened by the shortness of the days. We have certainly had an interesting spring and summer.

Name: Duane
Gresham OR (Zone 8a)
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duane456
Aug 28, 2013 5:41 PM CST
Here's a few pics-

rudbeckia henry eilers--Thumb of 2013-08-28/duane456/08157d


Miscanthus sinensis ' Adagio'---Thumb of 2013-08-28/duane456/f1fd05


Lobelia cardinalis---Thumb of 2013-08-28/duane456/dd5255


agastache heather queen-Thumb of 2013-08-28/duane456/31e6b4


Yvonne's salvia----Thumb of 2013-08-28/duane456/d3d06a


calamagrostis x acutiflora 'avalanche'&dahlia gonzo grape--Thumb of 2013-08-28/duane456/8630ab



Asclepias tuberosa----Thumb of 2013-08-28/duane456/9709b6

Name: Julia
Washington State (Zone 7a)
Garden Photography Region: Pacific Northwest Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Forum moderator Plant Database Moderator I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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springcolor
Aug 28, 2013 11:40 PM CST
Wow!! amazing photos!!
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Name: Lauri
North Central Washington (Zone 5b)
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lauribob
Aug 30, 2013 8:47 AM CST
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Ligularia.......................................................... Hollyhock
I really like these more for the
foliage and the flowers are a bit of an
afterthought.

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Castor Bean................................................ I call this Yella Gorilla - It's really tall. Some kind of helianthus?

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Hardy Hibiscus ............................................Joe Pye


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Zebra Grass - Ok no color, but great .........Caladiums - No bloom, but what color!
stripes

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You gotta love how much color you can.........Hydrangea
get from a packet of Coleus seeds













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Name: Julia
Washington State (Zone 7a)
Garden Photography Region: Pacific Northwest Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Forum moderator Plant Database Moderator I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Dog Lover Foliage Fan Greenhouse Container Gardener Heucheras Sedums
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springcolor
Aug 30, 2013 9:30 AM CST
Amazing how much color is still outside.
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Name: Jewell
South Puget Sound (Zone 7a)
Ferns Region: Pacific Northwest Cottage Gardener Hellebores Dragonflies Ponds
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Jewell
Aug 30, 2013 1:35 PM CST
kosk0025 said:Salvia guarantica 'Black and Blue' Wow the hummingbirds love this. One plant. huge. One of my favorites as are all salvias.




Love the blue, will have to look for that one.
Name: Deb
Pacific Northwest (Zone 8b)
Region: Pacific Northwest Organic Gardener Herbs Dragonflies Dog Lover Keeper of Poultry
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Bonehead
Aug 30, 2013 9:04 PM CST
So many plants I don't have that are doing well in late summer. I will refer back to this thread next spring when planning to fill holes in my beds and keep some of these in mind. It's just so easy to grab the instant gratification plants that are either in bloom or budding out. Thanks for the ideas.
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