August

August is a transition month from summer flowers to fall flowers. The beginning of the month has a few stubborn late blooming DAYLILES but they are mostly finished by mid-month.

TRUMPET VINE, sporadic WISTERIA blooms and HONEYSUCKLE are still in bloom covering the canopy.

HOSTA have beautiful showy leaves all season long but their flowers start opening about mid-month, lasting for about 3 weeks, depending on the temperature; hot temps will hasten their aging.

These flowers are throughout the Island, in various beds, not just around the Flowering Gazebo. ** DAHLIA** start blooming all month long, some open before others but what a beautiful and large display they add. PHLOX scent the air as they bloom most of the month.

Flowerbeds are in bloom with ROSES, GERANIUMS, ASTERS and CONTINUAL SUMMER-LONG BLOOMING ANNUALS such as PETUNIAS and SALVIA.

The ROSE-OF-SHARON HIBISCUS is beautiful with it's daily lavender flowers.

My two SEVEN SONS FLOWER TREES, to the left side of the Island, begin their beautiful white flowers which turn to even more beautiful dark pink sepals around the tiny seeds.

Open this folder for a very revealing tour of the Island to show you what it looks like during the beginning half of August and the last half.

NOTE:
Because the Waterfall was built during summer of 2017 my photos do not match August flowers or plants; some pictures may have fallen leaves or autumn colored foliage. I felt it important to include photos in each folder so you would see what it looks like should this be the only folder you see. This upcoming season will be a time of planting and helping it look more established than just bare boulders. Know that it will only become more beautiful as time goes on and new photos will be available after the upcoming season.