I couldn’t imagine the garden in August without these fabulous shades of yellow, orange & red. Miss Huff is has been a great performer in her second season. She has attracted butterflies, bees and hummingbirds with those vibrant blooms. We have a few Zinnias blooming right now but the star of the show is this bi-color beauty.
Hot pinks and shades of purple are popping right now throughout the garden. ‘Tutti Fruitti’ was a new selection of Hyssop I planted this summer. It is a giant selection topping out at 4-6′ in height. I’ve noticed some hummers buzzing around it since it started blooming last week. I love the blooms on my variegated Lirope and the behaved clumping habit is a great asset too.
For sweet scents in the garden you can’t beat Sweet Autumn Clematis. The large white blooms on the Hosta ‘Royal Standard’ have a fabulous fragrance as well. I’ve considered cutting all the long stems to bring indoors. The Obedient Plant is starting to fade but the bees are getting every bit of pollen & nectar they can before they do. Considering how some things are starting to wind down in the garden there is still quite alot that is just starting to shine in the garden too.