Summer Blooming Flowers 8-25-2015

Hope everyone is well this fine Tuesday =-)
Blooming flowers are getting harder to find and I usually know where they hide! This season slipped by me. completely slipped. This is difficult for me to accept, as I still have so many things to do before the ground freezes.
I don’t think I’ve mentioned it, however I have become an Ordained Minister. I will be officiating at my best friend’s wedding on October 4th. Now don’t misunderstand the title. You do not have to believe in a god to become a minister. I believe there is a life force/karma type dealio, however that is about as far as I go.

These photos are all from my new camera. Much, much better focus from this camera. I don’t need to take 50 photos, only about 10 now 😉 The distance isn’t much better, maybe gives me a discernible extra 10′ feet that I can make something out.

Here’s what was Blooming in 2014 and Blooming in 2013.


Apple – Malus domestica

These are in my yard. Not so bad! I’ve not eaten one yet, but they look nice and plumb. Surely a pie will be made. MMmm, Pie!!


Arisaema triphyllum – jack-in-the-pulpit, bog onion, brown dragon, Indian turnip, American wake robin or wild turnip.

Here’s this guy blooming.


Japanese Forest Grass ~ Hakonechloa macra ‘Aureola’


Little Bunny Fountain Grass ~ Pennisetum alopecuroides ‘Little Bunny”

This grass only gets a foot wide, so YES! You DO have room for a grass in that tiny garden =-)


Huge-ass Astilbe! ‘Maggie Daley’ at 28″ inches high.


Speedwell ~ Veronica ‘First Love’

Mint ‘Mojito’ ~ Mentha x villosa

Hosta ~ Not sure of species, however these are at my house and these smell like gardenias. I cut these for my bedroom. Ah, serenity =-)


A Mayapple, apple! These normally get taken by the little furries that scurry under the leaves. Want to see it blooming?


Butter & Eggs ~ Linaria vulgarus


A cute dragonfly.


Two different Hydrangea paniculata’s ~ Tardiva on the left and Limelight on the right.

© Ilex – Midwestern Plant Girl

15 thoughts on “Summer Blooming Flowers 8-25-2015

  1. What kind of camera did you get? We’re in Door County now and the apple trees are full and should be ready to pick in another month. The gardens around here are absolutely beautiful. I’m driving hubby nuts constantly wanting to stop. He’s into mocking me now, “oh look, more Blacked Eyed Susans” 😆


    • Ha ha! No, I just got a new phone. I’m still not grown up enough for a real camera.
      I do need to get up to Door County, it’s one place I’ve not really been in Wisconsin.
      There are so many yellow ray type flowers blooming now, it’s hard to tell them apart from a distance. You must just get close to them 😉

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    • Oh thank you! I notice the added detail in the photos. It is just a phone, but they’ve come a long way in improvements. The focus ability is crazy awesome. I used to stand and take a good 20 shots (or more) only because it wouldn’t focus right. A manual camera would not have had an issue. This one does have the ability to go ‘pro mode’… What is iso again?? 😉😉


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