Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Garden Blogger 's Bloom Day -July 2015

It is that time of the month when fellow gardener bloggers from many parts of the globe are sharing with their readers what blooms in their gardens. 

Here are some favorite pictures with some of the blooms in my US 5b hardiness zone garden.

I will start with the OrienPet lilies that are delightful and fragrant.  I plopped a couple of this tall lilies in the middle of my so called "Invasives" bed.  It is one of the three flower beds that contains full sun loving plants but because of its large size I decided to fill in with fast spreading perennials who are now battling for space.  The tall lilies are just the icing on the cake.

"Garden Pleasure" OrientPet Lily surrounded by Monarda or Bee Balm and Gooseneck Loosetrife

Here is a side view of this large bed.  The white flower is the well known and very invasive Gooseneck loosetrife.

A couple recent additions to this bed are two varieties of phlox.  One is Purple kiss phlox in the picture below.  The second variety may possibly bloom in August.

In the back gardens,  there is something in bloom in every border.

The path borders have coneflowers and baloon flowers on the sunny side

coreopsis, ligularia "The Rocket " on the shady side

Astilbe unknown variety

The sunroom bed is looking "hot" with Crocosmia Lucifer in bloom surrounded by pink coneflowers and daisies

The saponaria officinalis escapes to be pulled out of this bed for one more year.  Every year I say it has to go because it is floppy and I refuse to stake it..then I leave it to do its thing. The plant in the pot is a new plectranthus that I am trying this year (annual)

From the Asteracea family, we enjoy the long blooms of Echinacea, Daisies and Heliopsis

In the miscellaneous category we have some pretty and familiar perennial blooms:
Queen of the prairie, Achillea "Saucy Reduction", Phlox paniculata "Barsixtytwo" and Clematis "Comtesse de Bouchaud"

But where are the day lilies you say? No hemerocallis in this garden?
Here is a picture of the main daylily bed. Another dozen more are spread around the rest of the gardens.

 Also last year I put together a nice collage of all the day lilies that I grow

Or if you think that was too well organized, here is the messy version of this year.

So this was another Garden Blogger's Bloom Day hosted by Carol at May Dreams Gardens. If you check-out Carol's post you will find links to many many other gardener's lovely gardens. Go check it out!


  1. Beautiful!
    Love the day lilies
    Happy Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day!

  2. I like the messy daylilies. I really enjoyed the overall views. We don't see the arrangement and layout much in garden blogs (too many closeups.)

    1. I only started taking overall views in the last 5 years. It makes sense now as all the borders are in place and 80% complete..or maybe I can remove more lawn and start some new borders..hmmm something to consider

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  4. I love both versions of the daylily collage. Great idea!

  5. Your garden looks so lush and green! You must be living in an area that gets rain. Your beds are so lovely and full of flowers. I'm impressed too with your Heliopsis Sunburst, I love the variegated leaves.

    1. Thanks Hannah
      We had rain every day in June and more than average the first two weeks in July. Definitely lush and over watered this year.

  6. Wow, such a marvelous range of flowers. I especially love the Day Lillies and the Monarda. Have a nice weekend.