August blooms late summer flowers. The zinnias and other late summer blooms arrive.
Eventually, they turn brown, dry up, and the wind blows them away.
Zinnias In My Garden:
The zinnias have only been blooming for about a month. I’ve so enjoyed cut bouquets I cut to bring inside.
One packet of zinnias can yield quite a few flowers of various sizes and colors. It is a cheap alternative to potted flowers bought at the nursery.
Zinnias have more staying power in the heat of summer. They can hold on longer than other flowers.
I make sure to water them well each day.
Passion Flower Vines:
The passion vine has just taken off since last summer and is sprouting up all over the yard.
I find this beautiful flower so incredibly intricate!
Morning glories are a pretty hardy bunch too. They tend to close up before the afternoon heat arrives.
Next year I’ve got to remember to buy blue morning glory seeds. I especially love this one particular shade of blue.
Invasive Purple Morning Glories:
The purple morning glories are somewhat invasive and like weeds, they return year after year. The morning glory flowers are a rich velvety purple, so at least they’re pretty.
I can’t leave out the cannas that I moved from the side of the house last year. They are multiplying rapidly in the yard.
The cannas grow tall and lean toward the house. The yellow flowers of the cannas are cheerful and pretty.
I so enjoy all these pretty flowers while they’re here. When they’re showing off their blooms and the flower heads are faced toward the sun.
But for every thing there is a season.
When August Rolls Around:
And when August rolls around, kids are thinking about going back to school. Mothers are gearing up for carpools.
August means change. It means that fall is not far away.
Thank goodness I have the flowers captured in pictures to enjoy all year long.