Monday, July 21, 2014

What's Blooming in July?

Seems like it's been an odd summer?!?

It's been too hot too soon. Then yesterday was so much cooler, I felt like I needed a sweater.

I'm trying to keep up with my watering to make the perennials happy and to settle in my new Cercis canadensis 'Merlot'. The grass is on the way to "beige" in some spots.

 The veggie garden is beyond crazy. I still haven't had a tomato to eat yet. I'm a good month behind, but getting there!

Enjoy all the blooms!

Dahlia 'Mingus Art' - Simple yet beautiful.
Roselle (Hibiscus sabdariffa) in bloom in the veggie garden. So pretty!
An odd double flower on Belamcanda chinensis (Blackberry Lily)
Tigridia pavonia (Mexican Shell Flower)
Unknown Daylily
Echinacea purpurea 'papaya'
Magnolia x Jane has a second flush of flowers.
Gentiana tibetica (Tibetan Gentian 西藏秦艽)
Magnolia grandiflora 'Edith Bogue'
Rudbeckia maxima (Giant Coneflower)
Agapanthus (Lily of the Nile)
Eryngium agavifolium (Sea Holly)
Yellow Squash
Gladiolus papilio (Butterfly Gladiola)
Echinacea 'Mango Meadowbrite' ?
Clerodendron trichotomum (Harlequin Glorybower), Phlox paniculata 'Sandringham'
Harbinger of fall? Garden mum in bloom.
Magnolia grandiflora 'Edith Bogue' about to pop!
Hemerocallus 'Courts of Europe' (Daylily)
The garden looks better from far away!
Crocosmia pottsii 'Culzean Pink'
Crazy veggie garden!


  1. Far away or close up, it's all looking mighty fine.

    1. Thanks Ricki - After seeing all the fabulous gardens on the Fling, I've felt like my garden isn't looking so great. The early heat hasn't helped either.

    2. We dare not compare ourselves to THOSE gardens.