Wednesday, July 3, 2013

July is Blooming

As much as I love spring and all the beautiful, new, pristine foliage my favorite month in the gardens here has arrived. July is all about flowers, flowers and more flowers.  The Asiatic lilies and Astilbes start the show the beginning of the month and the Hemerocallis chime it with their abundance.  As soon as the Asiatics start fading away the Orientals and Oriempet Lilies put on their show. Add Echinacea, Rudbeckia, Clematis, Lysimachia, Heliopsis, Platycodon and it is a kaleidoscope of color. A feast for the eyes. Here are a few photos showing July's opening notes...

The Terrace Garden with its froth of white Astilbes






Hemerocallis 'Jolyene Nicole'

Hydrangea 'Endless Summer' with Hosta 'Blue Mouse Ears'

Hosta 'Blue Mouse Ears' just love this little hosta!


The Sundial Garden in Morning Light


 
East Border
And a few roses for good measure
 
I'm amazed that things look as good as they do because we've been dealing with drenching rains alternating with heat waves with temps pushing 90 to 95.  The gardens seem to like all the rain but not the heat. Crossing my fingers we don't get the 90 degree temps they are predicting for the next week. 

 
 


10 comments:

  1. Well it's all fabulous but that last shot with the roses with the coordinating variegated salmon sunpatiens just seals it for me. looking forward to the Open Days next weekend!

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    1. Thanks Sue, I love that Sunpatiens Variegated Salmon and it might just be my very favorite annual. It looks great all season, never stops blooming regardless of temperatures or amount of rainfall and sun. I'm really looking forward to next weekend's Open Days too. For once I'm not obsessing about every little thing. Maybe I'm mellowing out.

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  2. Deanne, everything looks gorgeous and I'm sure the open days visitors will be blown away by your beautiful garden! Wish I could be there to see it myself!

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    1. Thanks Peter, wish you could be here too!

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  3. I second what Peter said, I wish I could be there myself. Your photos are gorgeous, and since I know that photos seldom do a garden justice I also know that your garden must be even more fabulous than the photos make it look! I have a major emphasis on foliage in my own garden, but seeing your flowers makes me realize I really should dedicate a bed or two to just flowers, because they make me happy.

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    1. Thanks Alison, I have several areas that are mostly foliage too but I really do love my flowers. Wish you could come too!

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  4. So many gorgeous blooms Deanne! Enjoy this fabulous month called July, the epitome of summer!

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    1. It really is the epitome of summer! thanks!

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  5. Things are looking just lovely Deanne! I'm glad you are "mellowing" and not a nervous wreck!

    Here a huge downpour yesterday caused several old clematis to keel over. I'm not looking forward to heaving them back into place!

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