August in Your Garden

Summer is a time to escape the summer heat by exploring the shady sections of your garden.

August plant highlights:

image of Solidago and Matilija poppies blooming on the Porter Trail ~ photo by Carol Bornstein image of California fuchsia (Epilobium canum, also known as Zauschneria) blooming at SBBG image of Eriogonum giganteum blooming on the Porter Trail image of Eriophyllum nevinii in bloom

  • Goldenrod (Solidago) – blooms in July & August
  • California fuchsia (Epilobium canum, also known as Zauschneria) – blooms in late summer
  • Buckwheat (Eriogonum): St. Catherine's lace (Eriogonum giganteum) – blooms in August
  • Catalina silver-lace (Eriophyllum nevinii)
  • Sages (Salvia spp.) – bloom March into late summer & autumn

Gardening tips:

Take a break from the heat and begin planning for fall planting of your California native plant garden.

Wildlife activity: