This is the journal of my endeavours to grow a range of fruit, veg and flowers from seed, grow organically, and my attempts to create a personal paradise with 1/2 acre of maintained gardens and 1/2 acre wild meadows. Northern Ireland's average daily high temperatures are 18 °C (64 °F) in July and 6 °C (43 °F) in January. Soil type: Clay

Friday, 15 August 2014

August Flowers - Blogger's Bloom Day

On the 15th of every month many bloggers from around the world share photos of what's blooming in their gardens, hosted by May Dream Gardens.

Its been awhile since I participated in Blogger's Bloom Day... glad to be back... here's what's looking good in the garden...
L-R (top): Echinacea; Leucanthemum Snow Lady.
Majoran in flower, Dianthus.
Above: Astrantia, Verbena Lollipop, Penstemon.
Above: Hydrangea 'Magical Moonlight'. 
Above: Agapanthus
Above: Lobelia, yellow flowers - Echinacea I believe.
Above: Dianthus doing great in a pot.

Copyright: All words and photos are property of Kelli's Northern Ireland Garden.


  1. The yellow flowers are Rudbeckia. I'm not a great flower expert (as you know), but I have a Rudbeckia in my garden, so I know this one! Yours is probably "Goldsturm", like mine.

  2. Oh so pretty. Our flowers are fading. Fall is creeping in. You have such a nice variety.

  3. You have still lots of lovely flowers in bloom, love that colour of the Lobelia.

  4. I thoroughly enjoyed my visit as we seem to be gardening in a similar fashion...organically and with clay soil. I really love the lobelia and that agapanthus.

  5. Hi Kelli, Your plants are so pretty. You have so much that's happily blooming away.....I love the Penstemon.....and am not having much luck growing it so it's fun to see how beautiful it can be.
    The Lobelia is lovely. I have blue but the blooms aren't nearly as impressive......

  6. I love that hydrangea, so pretty. You have some lovely blooms in your garden.

  7. I like the Echinacea after seeing some in flower on our short visit to RHS Harlow Carr last week. I think we might be looking for some Magical Moonlight though.

  8. You would love all the wild flowers on this Mountain, Kelli ! :)

  9. Viewing your flowers today reminds me of the plants here along the shores of Lake Michigan inUSA. I grow all of those here in the gardens. Nice to see others half way around the world enjoying the same. Jack

  10. See, now we see the benefit of your cooler summers! Many of those blooms are now faded away, and yours are still gorgeous.