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.