I wasn't going to bother to take part in this month's GBBD report as I didn't think there was much happening in the garden. Despite living in the Midwest I don't grow most of the colorful late summer flowers that this region is known for. By this time of the gardening year I am ready for a mostly green garden especially when it is hot and humid outdoors. But that doesn't mean that I don't have a few colorful plants blooming. I just keep them hidden from the main view.
I planted this Hibiscus syriacus 'Hawaii' last fall and it got eaten almost to the ground by the rabbits this spring. I wasn't even sure it would survive but it has grown a couple of feet and is producing these gorgeous blossoms.
If you look closely you will see that this Agastache 'Blue Fortune' is covered with bees.
Lilium henrii's last flowers provide a nice contrast to the lavender flowers. Next year the two bamboo tripods will be covered with Clematis if I'm lucky.
To see what's blooming in gardens around the world today, visit Carol at May Dreams Gardens who hosts this meme.