Friday, September 9, 2011

August Garden Pictures & Bloom Times

Anemone x hybrida August 2011

Calluna vulgaris 'Wickwar Flame' & Hebe x pimeleoides 'Quicksilver' August 2011

Chamaecyparis lawsoniana 'Blue Surprise' & Echinops ritro August 2011

Lilium 'White Henryi' August 2011

 Verbascum bombyciferum August 2011

To see a slideshow of more August pictures, click on the link August Garden Pictures.

August Bloom Times
Below is a list of plants that began to bloom in my garden in Seattle in August 2011. I recorded the date when the 1st flower opened, not when they were in bud. I think this information is helpful in planning your garden. If you have room for more plants that bloom in August, you can choose something new that will bloom with something you have, or you can fill temporal gaps between blooms.  Nurseries in Seattle usually sell plants when they are in bloom. I have included dates from previous years. Weather conditions probably account for most of the difference in bloom times. August 2011 was  slightly cooler & much drier than normal.  The average monthly maximum temperature was 75.8F/24.3C.  The normal average monthly temperature is 76.3F/24.6C.  The highest temperature was 87F/30.5C, the lowest 52F/11C.  We had 0.13 inches of rain, 0.75 less than normal.  It rained lightly on 4 days.  There were 6 cloudy days, 14 partly cloudy days & 11 sunny days.

08-04-11 Erica terminalis
08-05-11 Callistemon rigidus
08-05-11 Galtonia candicans 8-01-08
08-05-11 Lilium 'Black Beauty' 8-01-10
08-09-11 Echinops ritro
08-10-11 Crocosmia 'Corwin's Brilliant' 8-01-10, 8-08-08
08-10-11 Liatris spicata 8-03-10, 8-11-08
08-14-11 Calluna 'Wickwar Flame' 8-06-10, 8-08-08
08-17-11 Agapanthus africanus 8-08-08
08-17-11 Eucomis comosa 8-01-10, 8-17-08
08-17-11 Sedum 'Matrona' 8-19-10, 8-17-08
08-17-11 Sedum 'Vera Jameson' 8-19-10, 8-17-08
08-29-11 Sedum 'Brilliant' 8-22-10

1 comment:

Art said...

a beautiful pictures!