Sunday, 15 August 2010

Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day - August 2010

My garden on this feast August day in Croatia, the Assumption of Mary  (or Velika Gospa) ... perhaps not as lush as some of the August months years back, and perhaps already one foot deep in autumn's cauldron, and perhaps even quite a weird month concerning weather, droughts, lethal humidity, more draughts, and then violent winds, hailstorms ... nag, nag, nag. Do gardeners ever stop complaining about the weather? Just when they are bursting with gardening energy, it is usually raining cats and dogs. And then after spending all those weeks and months dreaming of summer days and all the benefits that sun will unleash upon their garden babies, right then, just like that, guess who comes out nagging about the unbearable heat ? So instead of fussing about something we cannot change (anymore), let's take a walk through the garden and ask if anybody's got something to say... with a special thanks to Carol of May Dreams Gardens, I'm delighted to both share and enjoy the blooms from all over the world.

Capparis spinosa
Lagerstroemia indica
Hydrangea 'Ayesha'

H. ''Mariesii variegata''

Crocosmia 'Lucifer'

If you want to join in this extraordinary feature hosted by Carol, all you have to do is simply create a GBBD post of your own on the 15th of the month and then post a comment on May Dreams gardens

17 komentari:

Bernie said...

All blooms are so gorgeous ... but the Capparis really caught my eye. What a stunner!

No ... I don't think gardeners will ever stop complaining about the weather ... we worry about the consequences of bad weather so much ... and can't believe the good weather when it comes!

Yvonne said...

Welcome to GBBD - I am in central Italy and most envious of your fabulous blooming garden. complimenti!

Yvonne said...

Thank you for visiting my blog - it's great how GBBD brings gardeners together from all over the world. I will keep following your blog - keep on posting!
Auguri di Ferr'agosto!

Maria said...

What a wonderful garden! So beautiful! Have a nice week ahead! Greetings from Vienna!

GardenJoy4Me said...

Violet girl ! Your garden is gorgeous! .. I feel like the summer has rushed by so quickly we didn't even have one ? Not that I am complaining because we know how much I love October and Halloween:)
Yes ! That Capparis is beautiful for sure: ) .. it is a gray day with a bit of rain here .. I don't mind since I can't really get in the garden still .. mending the body seems to take longer and longer ? wink wink
Joy : )

Houston Garden Girl said...

Your garden looks great. I can't tell by the pictures that you've had any bad weather. The Capparis spinosa is beautiful.

Anonymous said...

Slažem se - vrijeme je očajno ove godine! Jedva čekam jesen pa da se ne moram više nadati lijepom vremenu. Cvijeće ti je prekrasno i mislim daj već netko komentirao - uopće se ne vidi da si imala problema s vremenom!

LC said...

Just when you wonder "what's the use", something spectacular happens in the garden and hope is renewed! You've shared wonderful photos and I've enjoyed them very much... L

garden girl said...

It's so nice seeing your garden again Violet! Your August blooms are beautiful.

Alex aus dem Gwundergarten said...

Hey, wow, your garden looks so lovely. The Hydranges are an eye catcher... wonderful.
Hmmm, yes... gardeners and their weather is a topic for itself. You can bet that when ever I take the hedge cutting tools out it starts to rain. Grrrrrr.... But maybe it's a sign, that my husband should cut the hedge *smile*.
Take care

Katarina said...

What a gorgeous display of flowers! -Beautiful!

lbc flower delivery philippines said...

Pretty flowers! Seems your garden was so healthy. Wish I can have a healthy garden too. I'm been looking for interesting topic as this. Looking forward for your next post. Keep posting!


zvrk said...

Lijepo te je opet vidjeti na blogu!

flower Philippines said...

Oh! Those flowers caught my attention. It seems you have a great flower gardens. How I wish I could have a cool garden like yours. Keep it up!


Green Thumb Gardening said...

Wow! Very informative and useful tips about how to keep our green gardening beautiful and to keep it green all year round. I think putting up some flowers, barbeque grills and fountain also helps our garden more perfect, and some more types of vegetables. Thanks for sharing this.

Viva Harris said...

I'm hoping, since you have a garden in Croatia, that you could tell me the name of the plant that is sort of like swiss chard or collard greens- I believe it is called "Cupusa" or "Kupuse". I think it is usually cooked with broth and ham. I'm trying to track the plant down. Thanks!
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