Friday, September 14, 2012

August Garden Pictures

Anemone x hybrida August 2012

Asclepias speciosa August 2012

Calluna vulgaris 'Wickwar Flame', Hebe x pimeleoides 'Quicksilver' & Pratia pedunculata August 2012

Eryngium planum & Sedum selskianum August 2012

Eucomis comosa 'Can Can' & Lilium 'Black Beauty' August 2012

Click here to see more August Garden Pictures.
Click here to see August Bloom Times 2008-2011.

August 2012 in Seattle was warmer than normal & very dry. The mean temperature was 67.9F/19.9C.  The normal mean temperature is 66.1F/18.9C.  There was only a trace of rain on 2 days, no measurable amount.  Normal precipitation is 0.88 inches.  The highest temperature was 94F/34.4C, the lowest 50F/10C.  There were 11 days over 80F/26.7C, 4 of them over 90F/32.2C.  The record high temperature for Seattle in August is 99F/37.2C.   There were 3 days with fog, 3 days with haze, 5 cloudy days, 14 partly cloudy days & 12 fair days.  It was dry & increasingly dusty.  A few very hot days alternated with a few cooler days with highs of 70F/21.1C on 3 days.  Irrigation was essential.  Watering the potted plants was a major chore.  I did very little work in the garden because it was mostly too sunny & warm.

1 comment:

Alistair said...

171The colour and clarity of your pictures are a delight. Looks like you you had a pleasant August in Seattle Jordan, and at one time I thought you shared a similar climate to that in Aberdeen.
oh, if I were you Jordan I would get rid of the horrible word verification