August 2018, yes there are flowers

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    wcutler Renowned Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    It's not all strange fruits this month. Right on the entrance plaza opposite the Koelreuteria paniculata with its showy fruits (August 2018 in the garden) is the Lagerstroemia subcostata var. fauriei. The individual flowers are quite small, petals around 5mm, total flower width under 2cm, but the inflorescences are sizable and showy, and the flowers are fragrant.
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    Across the entrance plaza at the entrance to the shop, the xChitalpa tashkentensis has been blooming since July 18, but I see that I didn't post photos this year. It had more flowers a few weeks ago, but the ones still on the tree look good.
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    Kniphofia in the alpine garden were featured in June, and they're still doing it, though maybe different species. This Kniphofia 'Nobilis' was not in bloom back then - I guess it didn't want to share the stage with the others (though there is still at least one other in bloom). But this one is very dramatic - a big plant with intensely-coloured flowers, definitely stealing the scene.
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    wcutler Renowned Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    Hydrangea macrophylla 'Mariesii Perfecta' in the Contemporary Garden was featured last month (July 2018 in the garden). It's looking excellent now.
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    Here is a less showy hydrangea in the Asian garden, Hydrangea febrifuga, now renamed from Dichroa febrifuga.
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    The Epilobium canum also featured in the July blog are looking showy now.
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    Here are bee-magnet Cynara cardunculus.
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    At the other end of the food garden are the real artichokes, Cynara var. scolymus, and a purple variety. I tried checking the internet for a possible name, but I see there are several purple varieties.
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