Welcome to Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day for July 2018.
Here in my USDA Hardiness Zone 6a garden in central Indiana, the flowers of the season are out in full force even though it has been a hot summer, so far, and mildly dry. We could use some rain!
But the lack of rain doesn’t seem to be affecting the blooms. They are everywhere in the garden, delighting me at every turn. They are like old friends with new friends mixed in. So many that I sometimes forget who “just arrived” a few years ago and who has been here the 20+ years that I’ve been here. And some came with me from past gardens so we are almost life-long friends.
Such is the way of gardens.
Annuals and perennials, natives and non-natives, I like to think there wherever one might look, one will find a flower or two or ten that they like in my garden.
The first bloom is brand new to my garden, the annual zinnia ‘Queeny Lime Orange’, an All-America Selections Winner for 2018. I love it and have declared I’ll be getting seeds to bring it back to my garden every year.
It’s a hot day, so let’s speed up this little visit with just pictures and captions. Skip thee all the way to the bottom to find out how you can join in for bloom day!
|Candy lilies. I like how the petals twist up when the flowers fade.|
|Let’s just call this a double tiger lily, because that’s what it is.|
|Another lily. Maybe ‘Black Beauty’?|
|Let’s let this bloom represent all the daylilies blooming in my garden.|
|White phlox, probably ‘David’. A good one.|
|My river of coneflowers through Plopper’s Field.|
|A butterfly on phlox and yes, those phlox plants need some water!|
|Heliopsis, also known as false sunflower. Oh how they can take over a garden!|
|Wild petunias, Ruellia. I am encouraging them to self-sow!|
|Cup flowers. Big plants. Good for the back of a border. Don’t let them self-sow!|
|Candy Strip zinnias. An oldie and goodie.|
|An older flower on Queeny Lime Orange zinnia. It ages gracefully.|
|Marigolds from seed.|
|Borage. It just comes up where it wants to and I let it.|
|The bee magnet, also known as Agastache ‘Blue Fortune’.|
|One of my favorite daylilies, ‘Hyperion’. An old variety with scent.|
|I’ve been working on getting Geranium ‘Rozanne’ to take over in a bed out front.|
|Leadwort, false plumbago, and the bluest flowers anywhere.|
What’s blooming in your garden on this hot July day? We’d love to have you join in for Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day and show us. It’s easy to participate. Just post about the blooms in your garden then come back here and leave a link in the Mr. Linky widget to tell us how to get to your post and a comment to tell us what you have for us to see.
And always remember, “We can have flowers nearly every month of the year.” ~ Elizabeth Lawrence