The first couple weeks of August are usually very warm, often dry but not to be predicted. It is the transitional period towards fall flowers so many of the summer flowers are winding down, so the overall number of flowers on the Island may be the least of all times during the summer.
TRUMPET VINE, sporadic WISTERIA blooms and HONEYSUCKLE are still in bloom covering the canopy.
HOSTA start to flower, making a beautiful circle around the Mountain Ash to the left of the Flowering Gazebo and around the Sycamore Tree back of the Cedar Gazebo where the swing is hanging. They have beautiful showy leaves all season long but their flowers start opening about mid-month, lasting for about 3 weeks, depending on the temperature; hot temps will hasten their aging.
These flowers are throughout the Island, in various beds, not just around the Flowering Gazebo. ** DAHLIA** start blooming all month long, some open before others but what a beautiful and large display they add. PHLOX scent the air as they bloom most of the month.
Flowerbeds are in bloom with ROSES, GERANIUMS, ASTERS and CONTINUAL SUMMER-LONG BLOOMING ANNUALS such as PETUNIAS and SALVIA.
The ROSE-OF-SHARON HIBISCUS is beautiful with it's daily lavender flowers.
My two SEVEN SONS FLOWER TREES, to the left side of the Island, begin their beautiful white flowers which turn to even more beautiful dark pink sepals around the tiny seeds.