Friday, August 14, 2009

Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day - August 2009

This month I picked Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Venice’ for my bloom day post. It wasn’t hard to pick just one bloom this month. It's one of my favorites. This hydrangea started blooming in the middle of July. Some flowers were deep purple - others bright pink.

After five years my garden, it continues to bloom in different colors on the same compact bush. In recent nursery ads, it’s listed as dwarf or 12 to 32”. Mine is at the top end of that measurement plus.

It has a long season of bloom. Last September 3, I posted a picture of one of the last flowers to open.

(The pictures on the right show the same flowers on July 26, 2009 and again this week.)

To enjoy other gardeners’ spectacular summer blooms visit May Dreams Gardens August Garden Bloggers Bloom Day hosted by Carol on the 15th of each month.


(I’ll be away for the weekend so I'm cheating a little by posting this early. Hope you don't mind.)



donna said...

The pink and purple together look so pretty. So many blooms, it must like where it's living.

Marie said...

The colors are great. Since the bush has grown so large, I need to move the lirope and keep the cleome and lady slippers from crowding it out. I am glad I planted where I did. Now it needs to have more room to show off.