On this Garden Bloggers Bloom Day, July 2013, most of the roses are pretty well done. That’s why we have the Annual Rose Viewing on the last Sunday of June.
The Fairy was just starting to bloom two weeks ago, but now she is looking great, and will remain in bloom for a good part of the summer.
The Purington rambler also starts to bloom at the very end of June, but is now cascading down the Rose Bank.
The Rose Bank is adjacent to the Day Lily Bank which is just beginning to come into its glory. It was planted to eliminate the need for mowing on the steep bank. The problem with this photo is you don’t get to enjoy the individual beauty of each of the interesting daylily colors and forms. A sampling follows. All names forgotten.
I wanted the Daylily Bank to have a gentler palette of colors, but there are a very few varieties like Ann Varner that are more dramatic.
Cosmos and garden phlox are just beginning to bloom. At least those phlox that have not been beheaded by the deer.
The Mothlight hydrangea is about seven or eight feet tall and full of boisterous bloom. The Switzerland Shasta daisy is also in full bloom. The Connecticut Yankee delphinium, is still floppy, though bred for greater sturdiness. Maybe it is all the rain, making the stems more tender.
I was looking forward to the first blooms on this three year old oakleaf hydrangea, and admired one unique blossom yesterday, but when I went out to take a photo early this morning, it was gone. Deer!
I have several yarrows in bloom, “Paprika’, a cranberry red, a deep gold variety and Achilea ‘The Pearl.’ ‘Terra Cotta’ is my favorite and grows right by the front door with a native yellow loosestrife. Not invasive.
This is the smaller of two veronicas. The tall one has just barely begun to bloom.
Last July I planted this beautiful white iris in the Front Garden where I could keep it watered, and where I could admire it during its short bloom period.
The other pink and white astilbes are fading, but this astilbe, Bressingham’s Beauty, is just starting.
After admiring it for years on the Bridge of Flowers, I planted this sea holly and I love it.
Our linden trees, otherwise known as basswood, tilia cordata, or lime trees and in bloom and the fragrance is heavenly.
These cream and pink petunias on the Welcoming Platform will stand in for the other potted plants, fuschia, lobelia, geraniums and salvia. My blooming plants are spread out over a large area, so I am always amazed that there are so many blooms in July.
Thank you Carol for hosting Bloom Day where May Dreams Gardens will show you what is in bloom all over the country. Click here.