Bloomin Tuesday

Sedum 'Rosy Glow'

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.

Hydrangea paniculata 'White Swan'

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.

Solidago 'Baby Gold'

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. 

Vernonia (Ironweed)

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:

11 responses to this post.

  1. Racquel, I love your pink sedum! The hydrangea is pretty too, as is your goldenrod. I enjoyed my visit to your blog today and I’ll be back soon.
    Blessings, Beth

    Thanks Beth. I’m glad you stopped by today and enjoyed my blooms. 🙂


  2. Ironweed is a great plant. Did you know it was salt tolerant? Used to have it in the backyard in Seaford. I brought a Solidago with me …a Fireworks, and a vole got it! I like your little one, Baby Gold, will check into it for here.

    I’m beginning to see that Janet and no I didn’t realize it was salt tolerant too. Another bonus! Sorry about your Fireworks Solidago, that’s a shame. This Baby Gold is a good size for containers too if that helps. 🙂


  3. August IS tough Racquel. I was just lamenting about it on my latest post too. The ironweed is interesting ~ I’ll have to look that up. I think I’ve fallen prey to the common misconception that goldenrod makes you sneeze because I’ve never planted it. I have allergies in the fall so anything that might possibly make them worse, I avoid. I don’t think there is any evidence to prove Goldenrod does that tho???

    Yes it’s tough on ME and the GARDEN. I hate this heat. Nope your thinking of Sneezeweed which is a common misconception when it comes to Solidago. They look similar, but Sneezeweed is more of something you see growing in the wild. This plant does not aggravate allergies. 🙂


  4. Hi Racquel,
    I love sedums. Rosy Glow is a pretty shade of pink.

    I love your about Racquel line at the bottom of your post. So true for most of us!

    Hi Zoey, I love Sedums too, their such tough plants! Oh and thank you, that is something I made up that just suits me to a tee. 🙂


  5. Your flowering garden looks like it has a loving woman who tends it well!
    Love your Goldenrod.

    What a nice thing to say Sandy, thank you! 🙂


  6. Rosy Glow is certainly a beauty. I like the White Swan , wonder if I could find a spot in my tiny garden for this lovely hydrangea….. Autumn has certainly arrived in your garden….rich with both colour and interest….

    Thank you Rosemary, the paniculatas can be trimmed up into small tree form to allow room under for planting if that helps. 🙂


  7. I keep saying I may try that ironweed. Such a pretty purple and so bright and vivid!

    You should give it a try, seems pretty easy to grow. 🙂


  8. Tough and pretty! Gotta love that combination.

    Yep always good in our summers. 🙂


  9. I have loved visiting your garden today! Your blooms are lovely! Paula in Idaho

    Well thank you Paula, thanks for stopping by. 🙂


  10. Lovin’ your ‘fall’ blooms! The rosy glow is so pretty. Jean

    Thanks Jean, Isn’t she a beauty? 🙂


  11. You have so many beautiful blooms! The ironweed is gorgeous..

    Thanks Mumsy! 🙂


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