|Double Tiger Lily 'Flora Pleno'|
Here in my USDA Hardiness Zone 6a garden in central Indiana, I rejoice this summer for all the rain and "normalness" we've had, weatherwise.
As many others experienced or recall, last year was the hottest, driest summer we have ever lived through in this part of the United States. It set all kinds of records that I hope never to see broken. My bloom day post for July 2012 shows a pathetic lack of blooms.
This year the garden is blooming and showing all kinds of blooms in mid-summer.
Shall we take a walk around the backyard and see what we can see?
Please ignore all of the weeds, tree seedlings and general lack of deadheading, as this has also been a busy summer, and I was on vacation out of town for ten days just a week ago.
We'll step off the patio, past this container which contains a banana plant and some vinca.
|Common banana plant with vinca flowers|
In the corner of the fence, a hydrangea is beginning to really bloom.
|Hydrangea paniculata 'Limelight'|
We'll head down a path now called Ridgewood Avenue where we can see the "backside" of the August Dreams Garden border.
|Eupatorium dubium 'Little Joe'|
Further down, a tall white phlox is showing its stuff.
|Phlox paniculata 'David'|
We'll leave this border now, and head over to the Vegetable Garden Cathedral.
|Dill setting seed|
Elsewhere in the garden, the corn is tasseling.
Leaving the vegetable garden,we come around to another garden border called The Shrubbery.
|Buddleia variety not remembered|
No time to rest, we are coming up now to Plopper's Field.
|Heliopsis 'Loraine Sunshine' and Phlox paniculata|
The main section of the border shows just how "full" Plopper's Field has become.
|Plopper's Field looking south|
Or walk around the border and see the daisies and coneflowers.
|Plopper's Field looking east|
One more view of Plopper's Field from the other side.
|Plopper's Field looking north|
I also see a clematis scampering through the serviceberry tree on the corner of Plopper's Field.
|Clematis triternata 'Rubromartinata'|
Let's go around to the front garden to see some blooms there, too.
|Burpee's Cool Wave® Pansies|
On the other side of the sidewalk, in a border I have yet to name, some pink coreopsis self-seed themselves around every year and I just let them be.
|Coreopsis rosea with Ceratostigma plumbaginoides|
There are other flowers to see, but nothing else too exciting in the front, where the theme is "let's not go all wild so they think a crazy gardener lives here". We'll return to the back where we started, and admire the black-eyed Susan's in August Dreams Gardens.
What is blooming in your garden in mid-July? I'd love to see and read about whatever it is that brightens your garden on the 15th of every month.
Please join in with your own Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day post. Just post on your blog about what is blooming this month in your garden and then come back here and leave a link to your blog post in the Mr. Linky widget below along with a brief comment to entice us to virtually visit your garden.
The rules for Garden Blogger’s Bloom Day are simple... no rules! You can include pictures, lists, no lists, common names, botanical names, whatever you’d like to do to showcase your blooms. You can post early, you can post late. We are grateful for whatever you share with us. Thank you, and all are welcome!
Now, say it together with me...
“We can have flowers nearly every month of the year.” ~ Elizabeth Lawrence