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August 2017 Garden Bloggers Bloom Day

It's the 15th of the month and time for garden bloggers around the world to share what is blooming in their gardens. Thanks to Carol @ May Dreams Garden for hosting this fun monthly meme.

In my corner of NW Oregon....it's been a dry summer. We've had no measurable rain for 57 days. While it's nice to have a break from our rainy springs..57 days is a long time. This past Sunday saw the break in that pattern with a day of rain.

The hot, dry temps finally coaxed this new (to me) perennial to bloom. It sure took it's time but Helenium ‘Mariachi Salsa’ started blooming in August. 


I really like the long bloom period of helenium. They have sturdy stems and provide long lasting color. The bee's like them too.

Here is another helenium I've enjoyed all summer as it has continued to send up blooms all season.



This perennial gets a big thumbs up from this gardener as they have survived a harsh winter and monsoon like, rainy springs.

Intermixed with my helenium plant…

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