I was not honestly sure what I would have to show for this month's Bloom Day. I knew there were blooms in the garden, but just have not had any time to see them. I have been away somewhere for the past three weekends, and we just got back from a vacation this week. Fortunately, Mother Nature has been providing the garden with regular rain, she is just not very good at weeding or deadheading, which I will overlook. She has given us a delightful summer weather-wise.
Evergreen wisteria (Millettia reticulata) is neither evergreen nor a wisteria, but I love its late summer, fragrant bloom.
Porterweed (Stachytarpheta mutabilis 'Coral')
Cuphea x 'David Verity'
This Rudbeckia fulgida blew in from my neighbor's yard and found a home between the concrete sidewalk and a concrete wall, but it seems happy.
Last year, a seedling coleus (Solenostemon scutellarioides) came up in a pot on my steps. I was really taken by it and had it propagated at work. A co-worker named it 'Crime Scene'.
I failed to record the name of this Lantana, but it says "party!" to me.
'Miss Huff' likes to party too.
I hunted all over for my favorite zinnia series and finally found some Zinnia marylandica 'Zahara Double Fire' at a big box store. They were planted later than I like, but have caught up nicely.
If you would like to see which colors other gardeners are enjoying right now, than visit Carol at May Dreams Gardens, where she hosts a garden blogging party on the fifteenth of every month.