Bloom Day – Still Rosy in July

The roses were just beginning to bloom on June’s Bloom Day, mostly the rugosas, but this Fairy, one of two, had not yet begun. Unlike most of the roses in my garden The Fairy will bloom into the fall.

I fully expected the roses which had barely begun to bloom on June 15, to be done by today, but they are have a most floriferous and long season.  The Queen of Denmark is still petite, but blooming as she never has. At least the roses like all the rain.

I planted New Dawn last spring and got a couple of blooms, but this year she seems to have taken hold. I expect her to bloom for a long-ish season.

Buckland rose
Buckland rose

This year it struck me that the nameless (in proper terms) Buckland rose which was given to me by a Buckland friend is the same rose I bought years ago and then lost the name and record of the name.

No mystery - Buckland rose?
No mystery - Buckland rose?

Don’t you think this is the same rose?  The shrub habit and size is the same.  They are even out of focus to the same degree.

So many other roses are still in bloom, Celestial, Rachel, Ispahan, Dash’s Dart, Scabrosa, Mme Legras de St. Germaine, De la Grifferai, Mount Blanc, Blanc Double de Coubert, Apart, Belle Poitvine, Leda, Mary Rose, Mrs. Doreen Pike, 4 red Double Knock Outs, Ghislaine de Feligonde, Betty Prior and Mme Plantier. Oops, I just noticed the Pink Grootendorst I planted this spring also has a single blossom.

The farmgirls are more rambunctious than ever.  Does this farmgirl bear a resemblance to the Buckland rose? She is much smaller.

Even Thomas Affleck, planted this spring at the end of the herb bed is putting out blooms. This is a good rose year!  You can see almost all the roses on the Virtual Rose Walk page.

There are other plants in bloom right now.

I split this achillea plant last fall, and both are doing well.

This hydrangea and spirea are doing so well, along with a weeping birch, that I think something must be done. But what?

The bee balms are in bloom!  I didn’t dare call this Colrain Red at the Bridge of Flowers plant sale, but I think it is.

Last summer I saw great clumps of white cosmos at the Berkshire Botanical Garden. I was inspired, but this year the rains have knocked down the white cosmos, and these pink cosmos are very short.  This new bed needs some serious work. The soil is very poor and it shows in the poor growth of the new plantings.

Other plants in bloom: an undistinguished perennial salvia; an annual salvia, a veronica, a short pink astilbe and the inevitable johnny jumpups.  The pots full of annuals are doing well.  And now daylily season begins.

To see what is blooming all across the nation, check out what’s going on May Dreams Gardens with Carol, who is the gracious hostess of Garden Bloggers Bloom Day.  Thank you, Carol!

This Post Has 14 Comments

  1. Cathy

    Beautiful Roses, and love the Cosmos, Happy GBBD!


  2. doctormom

    All your roses are gorgeous! Love those many shades of pink.

  3. commonweeder

    Cathy, the roses are my special love but the cosmos are such a useful flower as I try to learn some arranging skills.

  4. admin

    Doctor Mom- I don’t know why I have so many pink flowers except I just love pinks and red.

  5. What beautiful roses. There are so many still in July. Thanks for showing your lovely gardens.

  6. Shady Gardener

    You are an exceptional rose gardener! Very pretty. 🙂 This was a fun post. Thanks.

  7. Darla

    I wish I could grow roses! Yours are beautiful. love the Monarda.

  8. admin

    Teresa – Having so many of these hardy roses blooming in mid-July is a real treat.
    Shady – I give most of the credit to the roses and the weather.
    Darla – why can’t you grow roses? These are almost as easy as the monarda.

  9. Layanee

    The roses are glorious. They are a bit gone by here but other flowering plants take up the slack. Bee Balm is also glorious.

  10. Rose

    Such beautiful roses! I wish I had the patience to grow them; yours are an inspiration. If you would ever like some coneflower seeds, just let me know–they’re one perennial that easily grows from seed for me.

    I see you have a new mowing helper–wonderful! My husband is looking forward to that day, too, but we have a couple more years to wait.

  11. admin

    Layanee – These roses are not fussy! Almost as easy as bee balm.
    Rose – No patience needed for the roses, but I am sure you know lots of patience is needed for Boy Weeks.

  12. Sylvana

    I love the bee balm. A nice purple tinge to the leaves makes that red pop.

  13. admin

    Sylvana – You’ve made a good point about how foliage color can set off bloom color. Thanks for visiting.

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