August blooms are tough plants, because it’s very hot and dry at this time of the year. This weeks blooms are no exception to this like this Sedum which tolerates drought, heat and anything else you can throw at it. It seems to thrive under these conditions. ‘Rosy Glow’ is a beauty that stays pretty short and has pretty bluish gray foliage with bright reddish pink blooms that will continue looking good right through until Fall.
Hydrangeas are normally considered tough plants during the summer, but the paniculatas are much tougher than the mophead & lacecaps. ‘White Swan’ is working on it’s second season in my garden. This past Fall I moved it to a shadier location since it was getting too much sun in the first spot I planted it. It’s blooming so it must be happy.
The Solidagos otherwise known as Goldenrod are starting to bloom. ‘Baby Gold’ is a dwarf variety that works well at the front of the border mixed with some Asters. It’s a tough plant that stands up to the heat & drought too.
And you can never go wrong with native plants like this Vernonia or Ironweed as it is commonly called. I planted this last fall and this is the first time it has bloomed. It is combined with Lantana ‘Miss Huff’ in one of the driest parts of my garden and seems to be doing well. To see other Bloomin Tuesday posts or to join in please visit our host Jean by clicking on the link below: