Posts Tagged ‘August’

Stars of the August Garden: Buddleia & Rose of Sharon

Monarch butterfly on a Butterfly Bush Flower

Monarch butterfly on a Butterfly Bush Flower

In summer’s final act, we have to appreciate the stalwart and sturdy plants that faithfully bring August to full bloom, especially after the deadly drought we had this summer. Two of the best are the aptly named Butterfly Bush, Buddleia, and the Rose of Sharon, Hibiscus syriacus. Right now they are covered in bees and butterflies, and splashing colour and lush blossoms to gardens all over the city.

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