What's Blooming in August: August survivors

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What's Blooming in August

By LarryR
August 15, 2011

This article launches a new feature at All Things Plants. On the 15th of each month I will highlight plants blooming here at Cottage-in-the-Meadow Gardens. I'll have photos and will discuss the plants featured. You're invited to discuss these plants, too, but just as important, you're encouraged to show us what's blooming in your garden each month. I'll also have a monthly contest called "Name that Bloom." The first person to correctly identify the plant will have a photo of his/her choice published and featured in the following month. Be sure to check out this month's mystery flower at the end of this article.

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Name: Jackie Sharon Anderson
TX/OK border (Zone 7a)
Region: United States of America Region: Oklahoma Region: Texas Ponds Irises Daylilies
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Aug 20, 2011 11:25 AM CST
56 days of 100 + temps , no measurable rain since May..........supplementing with well water where I can protects the roots but not necessarily the plants or blooms. These Datura dug from the wilds a few years back are alive and well!
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Name: Larry Rettig
South Amana, IA (Zone 5a)
Charter ATP Member Tip Photographer I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cottage Gardener Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Composter
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Aug 21, 2011 8:13 PM CST
Great photos, Jackie! Thanks for sharing. 56 days--unbelievable! And no measurable rain since May! My wife and I have been grumbling about the fact that we've had no measurable rain in the last four weeks. Kinda puts our problem into perspective!

Leave it up to native plants. They turn out to be the real survivors when the chips are down.

Gardener was the label imprinted on me when the souls were handed out and so be it. --Margaret Roach (Thank you, Sharon!) Notes from the Garden: Articles of interest on all aspects of gardening
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