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The Red Firespike's buds showed up at the beginning of the month and now they are in full spike. Blackberry Lily began blooming last month and they are still putting out blooms as well as developing seed pods. 'Sherry Baby' Butterfly Ginger is through blooming now but the first two weeks of August the garden was filled with her heavenly perfume. The new Celosia's blooms keep getting taller and taller. Canna 'Intrigue' is a new addition to the garden this year and here is her first bloom. (Leaf Rollers are plaguing the other Cannas but so far, 'Intrigue' has remained Leaf Roller free.) As the summer rains finally kicked in this month so did the Cat's Whiskers blooms.
I think what I have appreciated most this month is all the lush, tropical looking, if not completely tropical, foliage.
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Resurrection Fern has been plump and happy since August brought the summer rains. Stromanthe 'tri-color' is one of my favorites all year. It lost a few leaves in the cold but it didn't disappear like so many other plants did. Started from a leaf cutting last fall, this Star Begonia is ready to be divided. Two new additions to My Garden Path are the Bird's Nest Fern and Swallowtail, Christia obcordata 'Stripe'. The Lotus Begonia is also ready to be divided. I love getting more plants for free!
Please share what your garden favorites are for the month of August. Go to Simply Susan and leave a comment to let everyone know you are joining in the fun.
(Can you believe it's only 4 months until Christmas Day?)