Summer Blooming Flowers 8-12-2015

Happy Wednesday everyone!!
Click to see what was blooming in 2013 or blooming in 2014.


Campsis radicans ~ cow-itch or trumpet creeper

The hummingbirds loooove this on. They are all over my tree.


Yellow rose


Hypericum kalmianum ‘Ames’ ~ St. Johnswort


Rudbeckia trilobia ‘Prairie Glow’ ~ Brown-Eyed Susan

I’m so getting some of these!!


Helenium ‘Short and Sassy’ ~ Sneezweed

These also!! =-)


Liatris spicata ‘Kobolt’ ~ Blazing star or gayfeather


Veronicastrum virginicum ‘Fascination’ ~ Culver’s root or Black root


Leucanthemum Γ— superbum ‘Becky’ ~ Shasta daisy


Phlox paniculata ‘Nicky’


Campanula carpatica ‘Blue Clips’ ~ Bellflowers

Β© Ilex ~ Midwestern Plant Girl

17 thoughts on “Summer Blooming Flowers 8-12-2015

    • I’ve had pretty good luck with Clematis in my lifetime. Personally, I think the Sweet Autumn Clematis (C. paniculata) is the bloomiest of the bunch AND they smell heavenly!! I’m also a fan of mixing different flavors of the same plant to extend blooming times or produce a bigger display. I just planted a Bee’s Jubilee (pinkish) with a Serious Black shrub clematis (white blooms with burgundy foliage). They both will bloom May-June and again in September. They are both in the same pruning group (Group 2 – prune while dormant, blooms on old wood). I really did want a sweet autumn, however the nursery was out and I wasn’t sure about mixing two different pruning groups. Sweet autumn is a hard prune group 3.
      Nelly Moser & Guernsey Cream both have two blooming times also.
      Just remember the gardening saying for planting clematis and they will do really well… “Clematis like their feet in the shade and their faces in the sun.” I planted mine behind a row of small shrubs. =-)

      Hope that helped!!


  1. I love that trumpet creeper – do you have it climbing a tree? Where would you recommend putting it? How sunny does it need to be for it? (Need hints for my many planting projects – we will be in the new house in 10 days!)


  2. Glad to hear I’m not the only one struggling to control a trumpet vine. One of my neighbours planted one a few years ago and I’m barely keeping up with it. It is a real threat to completely invade and domain my backyard.


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