August 2019 in the garden - a bountiful time in the garden

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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    Douglas Justice's August 2019 in the Garden | UBC Botanical Garden blog has lots of good photos this month - I recommend following the link and having a look. I had fun following it around the garden. I'll start where the blog ends - with Campsis x tagliabuana 'Madame Galen', on the Arbour near the food garden. The flowers here are past their prime now - you need to hurry on out to the garden if you want to see them.
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    As Douglas mentions, the Campsis radicans in the Carolinian Garden are just getting going, in every meaning of the phrase. They are in the shade, or on the ground, so are not bloomers yet, but they are also doing a good job of spreading. All but the last photo are in the Marshall Grove, which is near the SW corner, extending three or four meters square; the first two are on Quercus rubra, then on Liriodendron tulipifera. You may have seen the recent thread on these forums: Trumpet Vine Death, in which the poster is complaining about new shoots emerging in many different areas of her garden on Vancouver Island. It's easy to see how this could be the case here, as it's doing such a good job of spreading even in the deep shade. Or maybe all these were planted?? I see that this plant is not officially considered invasive in the Pacific Northwest; the poster in that other thread would probably have a lot to say about that.
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    Next, Hydrangea. Here are two, well, plants with two different names - they look the same to me, that used to be called Deinanthe but have been renamed Hydrangea. They have the Hydrangea characteristic of having sterile flowers, on these plants just a few, along with slightly larger fertile bisexual flowers. In the middle ph0t0, you can see some fruits beginning to form.
    This is Hydrangea bifida, in the Asian Garden.
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    In the North Garden, Asian woodland section, here is Hydrangea caerulea. Douglas did say that these would be finished blooming by now. I don't see anything blue about these, but maybe the paleness of the leaves indicates that everything has lost some colour?
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    Here's a little aside - I liked the leaves on the Cypripedium formosanum (orchid) that was right next to one of the deinanthes.
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    Here is a plant that is more like what we think of as Hydrangea, and it has always been called that - Hydrangea paniculata 'Unique', just outside the Arbour. These seem to be getting popular around town, not sure if the cultivars are the same.
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    Douglas says the flowers open blue. I'll set a reminder for next year.
     
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    The spelling for the first one is tagliabuana. There are many cultivars of Hydrangea paniculata, 'Unique' is a 'Floribunda' seedling that resembles 'Grandiflora' but produces larger heads.
     
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    Thanks. I've fixed the spelling.
    Of course, doing a search on the hydrangea name turns up lots with the same name that look different from each other, and others that look the same with different names. It's too bad that the ones I see in my neighbourhood are usually at apartments or condos where there isn't a gardener homeowner I could ask for the cultivar name.
     
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    It being a hybrid species tagliabuana should also be presented with a cross symbol in front of it. Sometimes people leave nursery labels on them when planting trees and shrubs. Street trees in particular, that have not been in place for a long time may fairly often have them.
     
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    Ah, that's what that apostrophe on my printout was supposed to be. I just read right over it (and wasn't reading carefully, as already noted). Thanks. I've fixed that, will get it fixed in the blog too.
     
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    Here is a little colour from last week: Cardoon, Cynara cardunculus. I was pretty sure I could find some bees here, wasn't disappointed.
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    The rest in this posting are not from the blog. Here are two fruits, subtly colourful in their own way. Sorbus pallescens, in the Asian Garden
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    Crataegus schuettei, in the Carolinian garden
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    And a fruit I like a lot but can usually not get in focus, Staphylea trifolia, in the Carolinian Garden, with a little green friend. I hope it's a friend.
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