Stacy Ling

Flowers That Bloom in Midsummer

Can you believe it's August already? With the summer half over, my gardens are starting to make the transition to fall. Come tour the gardens with me to see what's blooming.

As much as I love summer, I really enjoy watching the garden transition from summer to fall. Midsummer blooms abound with lots of butterflies, bees and hummingbirds.

If like me, you want to have a succession of blooms in your garden, it’s really important to pay attention to bloom times. When I shop at the nursery, I always look at the tag to see what the bloom time is. In addition to that, I look at what’s blooming in other people’s gardens throughout the growing season. So while we tour the garden this week, take note of the flowers in bloom this month so you can plant them in your garden this fall.

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Tour My Gardens to See What’s Blooming Today!

Welcome to my August Garden Tour! Everything still looks gorgeous full and lush. I had a big problem with scale that subsided after assaulting them with ladybugs (READ ABOUT IT HERE) and Bon-Neem.

Flowers that bloom midsummer

Flowers that bloom in midsummer

Midsummer Blooms in the Front Yard Garden

This border makes me so happy every time I walk by. The pollinators are thoroughly enjoying it as well. Monarchs and swallowtails, hummingbirds, dragonflies and bumble bees seem so peaceful and content zipping from flower to flower to grab some nectar.

Bee Balm, Echinacea, Black Eyed Susans, Globe Thistle, and Balloon Flower are in full bloom. Sedum Autumn Joy is starting to change and producing their flower heads. As the chartreuse flower heads bloom and deepen in color, the garden will slowly transition to fall.

Flowers that bloom in midsummer

Flowers that Bloom in Midsummer

Flowers that Bloom in Midsummer

Flowers that Bloom in Midsummer

Flowers that Bloom in Midsummer

Midsummer Flowers in the Mailbox Garden

The mailbox garden struggled a little bit this year from that deep freeze we had in spring. While it still bloomed, the flowers were much smaller than in prior years. Right now, my jackmanii clematis, marigolds, calibrocas and euphorbias are blooming. The daylillies didn’t do so well in this bed, but sedum autumn joy is starting to take over the show.

Flowers that Bloom in Midsummer

Mailbox Garden in Midsummer

There is a tiny garden that sits on the other side of my driveway. This sedum autumn joy has been here since we moved in 22 years ago! Last year, I added some pumpkins to my fall decor here and just left them through winter. Check out the happy accident growing in the street!

Sedum Autumn Joy

Midsummer Flowers Garden Tour

Now let’s hope the squirrels don’t hollow them out on me!

Midsummer Flowers in the Side Yard Garden

The woodland garden in the side yard is looking very lush right now. My oakleaf hydrangea just finished blooming and joe pye weed is starting to flower. Notice the foliage of my cranesbill – it’s already starting to transition to fall color!

Midsummer flowers in the woodland garden

Midsummer Flowers in the Backyard Garden

I have a lot of sedum autum joy and joy pye weed in the backyard borders. The fall vibe is getting stronger in the backyard while these midsummer flowers bloom and take over the borders. Although the sedum hasn’t bloomed yet, those chartreuse flower heads are adding some serious autumnal texture.

Flowers that Bloom in Midsummer

And joe pye weed has become quite the butterfly magnet since it started blooming. Each plant gets about 5-6 butterflies per day!

Flowers that Bloom in Midsummer

Flowers that Bloom in Midsummer


Hydrangea on garden path

Japanese Anemone

Japanese Anemone that was given to me a few years ago by a fellow gardener. Isn’t it so pretty?

Fresh Tomatoes from the Garden

Tomato season is the best season here in New Jersey.

Outdoor Dining Space on the Deck

The outdoor dining space is my favorite place to hang out!

I made a quick wildflower inspired arrangement from some blooms that were falling over after a summer storm. This arrangement contains black eyed susans, tall phlox, echinacea, hostas and ferns.

This is our lower deck area that will get a major facelift next year. While I still love it, we’ve had this outdoor furniture for about 18 years and it’s time to refresh the space.

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More Gardens to See!

Check out my friend Kim’s beautiful cottage garden in the pacific northwest. She has the prettiest midsummer blooms right now too!

Kim’s Cottage Garden in the PNW. Photo by Shiplapandshells.

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Stacy Ling

Stacy Ling is a master gardener who loves home decor and creating beautiful spaces. She provides easy-to-follow, easy-to-do garden, home decor, lifestyle & DIY inspo.


  1. Reply

    Kim | Shiplap and Shells

    August 15, 2020

    Your mid-summer flowers are beautiful Stacy! Thank you for your gorgeous garden tour!