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Monday, July 15, 2013

Garden Blogger's Bloom Day July, 2013

Welcome to What's Blooming Now, to see other people's flowers, join gracious hostess Carol at May Dreams Gardens.    Some roses are still blooming past their first flush, like long-blooming Betty Boop-

Long-lasting Dublin Bay-

But daylilies are at peak bloom, Avant Garde-

Pink Cotton Candy-

The enormous Tuscawilla Tigress-

Here's a rampant bed consisting of my seedlings from crosses with Erin Farmer as one parent, she features a white midrib-
Some offspring-

Some early hardy geraniums are finished but some keep blooming now and on into fall, like the fabulous Rozanne-

The large Buddleia has started to bloom, to the delight of the hummingbirds and Swallowtails.

Clematis 'Jackmanii" blooming, along with a few others-

Crocosmia 'Lucifer' has its intense red tropical looking blooms, I just wish mine didn't get so tall and flop every year, so I have to tie it up.

To my surprise the annual Lupinus succulentus I started from seed with Gibberellic Acid are blooming-

Hypericum frondosum 'Sunburst'-

Self-sown Oxeye daisies are prolific, I'm trying to tolerate them this year-

As well as Prunella AKA Self-Heal, the bloom stalk being used as a Chinese medicinal tea.

A nice surprise is to see how Houttuynia cordata has been filling in a little bed that has tended to be weedy, though it has pretty much lost its variegation and reverted to green, though the white flowers make me think of stars-

Also blooming are Yarrows, annual Phlox, Nasturtiums, Oregano, Calendulas, Marigolds...

Isn't summer grand?   -Hannah


  1. Beautiful Day Lilies! Mine have just about all finished blooming.
    What interesting blooms 'Lucifer' has! And 'Sunburst' is gorgeous!
    Happy Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day!
    Lea's Menagerie

  2. Great daylilies! I love mine, too. I may have to keep an eye out for Pink Cotton Candy. There might be a space in my garden for that.

    1. Stamile's Candy series are very good performers. I love red eyes, most day lilies have wine or maroon eyes.

  3. Isn't Rozanne the best...I love how she just blooms forever! I can't believe you have a Lupine blooming in July...that's crazy!

    1. I was amazed too, Scott, I haven't grown annual or any Lupines before. I got a seed packet of Theodore Payne Centennial California annual flowers, and started a few early but am fall sowing the rest.

  4. There is a lot going on in this garden. I also really like Pink Cotton CAndy. Definitely in my preferred palette.

    1. Thanks, it is a busy bloom time. PCC is a great pink daylily.

  5. I see we have several plants in common, including that crocosmia, a favorite of mine. And your various daylilies are just lovely.

    1. Thanks, Dorothy, the crocosmia is so tall and tropical, I love the shape of the flowers, and how they open slowly down the scape.

  6. Betty Boop is one of my favorites because of it's long bloom time and sweet simple flowers. You've got a lot blooming in your garden right now & everything looks so healthy and happy! I just got a Rozanne this spring because so many people love it but haven't planted it in the ground yet.

  7. Thanks, Peter. I'm always amazed how much Betty Boop manages to bloom, and how long the flowers last. Rozanne is also amazing, I got it last year and now it has trailed into a 6' circle, covered with flowers. I wasn't really planning that in my space.