It's August and the August lilies (Hosta plantaginea ) are sending up big fat buds. The white flowers will open any day now. And since it looks like we have a week without any 90 degree days, they should last long enough for us to enjoy them.
This Hosta is a real workhorse and a fast increaser so it can be divided and spread around the garden. It has a nice fresh green color and the large flowers are one of the few Hosta blooms that are highly fragrant. The holes in the leaves are from black walnuts, and the needles and cones of Austrian pines. All the plants that grow under those trees take a beating from objects falling on them from above — an issue I never considered when I created this particular garden!
Anemone japonica 'September Charm' is not behaving according to schedule or it's name. It opened a few days ago; like so many plants this season it is well ahead of schedule.