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August 9, 2010

What’s Blooming – late July/early August

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It has been a while since I’ve done a straight “What’s Blooming ” post, so I thought it was time to feature the flowers once again.  The butterfly bushes, while still blooming, have gotten plenty of press recently in the butterfly posts (oh, I finally got some monarch butterfly shots too, so that’s another upcoming post), so I thought I’d turn my attention to some other faithful bloomers.  I have had tall phlox blooming in a garden around my bird bath for many summers.  After the glory of the bearded irises and bleeding hearts have passed, these beauties take over for later summer color.

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In addition to the phabulous phlox, the annual zinnias and cosmos (as well as a tri-color collie) continue to provide summer color at the base of the hydrangea.
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Although I’ve featured the zinnias and cosmos before, I have some different shots to share (plus these were taken with the Rebel, not the old Olympus, so perhaps some improvement in my image quality will be seen.)
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Pink Cosmos, just beginning to open

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White cosmos

I’ve gotten a couple surprises with my zinnias this year.   Some of them turned out to be lovely “double” specimans:
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In addition to being double, I don’t think I’ve ever had a yellow zinna before.  They are usually in the pink range, so this one turned out to be a bright, cheerful addition to the flower bed.