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Blooming now in our garden

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My summer Alliums are in full bloom.  As an Allium junkie I look forward to seeing their spikey balls of color burst open.  Not as dramatic as their spring cousins, they bring the same smile to my face. What is making you smile in your garden during these hot days of July and August?  Allium ‘Summer Beauty’ Z4 is one of my favorites and can be counted on to provide a show in our Omaha area gardens every summer.  Share some of your summer favorites with the rest of us. 


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    mdwyer | | #1

    I love the flash of red provided by cardinal flower (Lobelia cardinalis) z3 and it's certainly of interest to hummingbirds as well. The trick with establishing these perennials for longevity is ample moisture! Don't let them dry out!

  2. user-5847317 | | #2

    Hibiscus are flamboyant and I love them. This is one of the smaller "Luna" varieties.

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      mdwyer | | #3

      Gorgeous! I love hibiscus too! The selections with dark burgundy foliage are becoming a personal favorite. Here's 'Summer Storm'

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    DrPulte_Moderator | | #4


  4. gardendevas | | #5

    Also adore the flamboyant hibiscus. I call them my garden floozies. ;) This one is just getting started. (Had to wrap it up after a recent heavy storm.)

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      mdwyer | | #6

      Beautiful! Wow! That's quite a statement in the garden.

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