Garden Bloggers Bloom Day: July 2019
Welcome to my Garden Bloggers Bloom Day post for July 2019. In case you are unaware, May Dreams Garden hosts this flower party and bloggers around the world show off what is blooming in their garden.
We are in the middle of an awesome display of Hydreangea quercifolia 'Ruby Slippers' right now. The front of our house is landscaped with a hedge of these beauties and they are looking good this year. Neighbors and folks driving by keep stopping and asking what they are, so clearly, we've done well with the popular vote. As a side note, its weird talking to strangers in stopped cars along the road about your garden. It's slightly less strange to do it with people who get out of their car.
The miniature waterlily we planted in the new pond is blooming, but it was incorrectly labeled. This is definitely the white blooming Helvola. I don't know what it is (and haven't done a lick of research trying to identify it), but I love the color and I'm so glad it isn't the white one, because this is better.
The pollinator garden is really starting to shine. I love how great it looks during the hottest part of summer and early fall.
The Plant Geek and the Garden Apprentice started a bunch of different zinnia seeds that she received as a birthday gift. We have planted all around the yard, and they are looking great!
The beauty berry is in bloom. The flowers are rather understated, but the berries that come later are a beautiful purple. The bees are drawn to them like magnets.
Of course there are always a few daylilies re-blooming in garden. This year we have quite a few. Some are re-bloomers and others are the first blooms on late season plants. I've labeled each picture with the cultivar name, just in case something strikes your fancy.
|'Above the Clouds'|
|'Jaws of Life'|