Sunday, August 15, 2010

August In Bloom A Garden Bloggers Photo Journal

Our western New York summer has been hot and humid with very little relief from rain. One of the best attributes of using native plants in the garden is their extensive, deep root systems provides them with the ability to thrive and bloom without little supplementary watering. Blooming in the yard  great blue Lobelia, honeysuckle, clethra, goldenrod, asters, rubeckia, helianthus, monarda, trumpet vine, oakleaf hydrangea, penstemon, and tansy. Several shrubs have produced berries that will be eaten by migrating birds: elderberry, dogwoods, aronia.

Coneflowers in August

great blue lobelia


Rubeckia with dogwood berries

1 comment:

Mesothelioma said...

Those are very beautiful pictures