Many Hemerocallis did, as well.
The Russellia began to bloom in earnest. It prefers hot weather.
So do many Salvias.
The garden looks remarkably well for mid-August.
The bud looks like a Gothic spire
'Mini King' the plant is knee-high. Perhaps it will finally be open for next month's Bloom Day.
New growth and new flower bud:
Dolores no doubt contributed to a huge crop of flowers on the variegated Myrtle (Myrtus communis). I was so happy to see Bumble bees (Bombus sonorus? ) finding it a good food source. Several are at it every morning. Support local bumbling!
Agave stricta has sent up a flower. Again, it must have been Dolores.
I keep meaning to blog about "Bandana" Lantana, a more compact version of the rather weedy but butterfly-beneficial plant, so here it is. I planted this one last year and it's slowly grown to about 18"x18", blooming all the while. Lantana is perennial here. The species can become very large, forming a green, blooming skin over a thick layer of brown, dead old growth. This compact series is supposed to be better--so far I would say, yes, it is.
The Dahlias continue.
So much for this month's bloom day. Perhaps next month 'Mini King' will be open. Visit 'May Dreams' for more blooms from all over.