It is the 15th of the month so it is time for Garden Blogger's Bloom Day. You are going to see lots of blooms as well as some butterflies.
Butterflies and Lantana
I enjoy taking pics of butterflies as they visit the blooms in my gardens. Lantana blooms non-stop through the growing season and butterflies are attracted to these pink and light orange puffs of the Luscious Royale Cosmo Lantana. Lantana does come in several other colors.
Butterflies and Zinnias
Zinnias are an annual that are so easy to grow and the more you cut their flowers, the more they bloom. My zinnias are still going strong even though the heat has been pretty awful.
Butterflies are attracted to Zinnias. These pics were taken early morning while the light was still soft of them drinking nectar.
The Tiger Swallowtail butterfly busy getting nectar from the bloom of a zinnia and a dahlia bloom in the background.
Butterflies and Supertunias
Diamond Snow Euphorbia Blooms
The dainty white blooms of the Diamond Snow Euphorbia are heat and drought tolerant.
Cardinal Flower Blooms
This is the only cardinal flower in my gardens, and it has been producing intense red flowers. It is a great flower for late summer gardens and is a self-seeder. I sure hope I have more of this flower next year!
Although most people pinch off the flowers of the Coleus plant, it does produce spikes of purple or white flower.
My favorite blooms for August
The gorgeous blooms of the Crepe Myrtles are just stunning in August. While other blooms are fading, the crepes are still opening and blooming.
They always put on a stunning show.
Rows of Crepe Myrtles line our front and back yards and a few in a large bed near the road.
Their beautiful flower clusters range from purple to red, pink, and white.
Thanks for stopping by to see my August Butterflies and Blooms. What are your favorite August blooms?