“Summer afternoon—summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.” ~ Henry James
Welcome to Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day for July 2019. Here in my USDA Hardiness Zone 6a garden in central Indiana, summer afternoons are a time to take shelter in the air-conditioned indoors.
Yes, after a cool, wet spring and early summer, someone flipped a switch and now we are hot and dry and waiting for some rain.
While we wait for rain, I’ve been doing some triage watering, especially of newly plants shrubs and flowers which dry up quickly when it doesn’t rain. And turn crispy. Ask me how I know this.
Bu even with a lack of rain, there are plenty of blooms!
Daylilies, of course. This is their peak season in my garden.
And there are true lilies blooming as well!
The picture above includes Clematis × jouiniana ‘Mrs Robert Brydon’ having a nice chat with Lilium lancifolium ‘Flore Pleno’. They are no doubt talking about the lack of rain.
Speaking of Clematis, one of my favorite flowers is this little fairy bower clematis, Clematis x triternata ‘Rubromarginata’.
It kind of climbs and crawls its way in the flower border and takes advantage of other plants, like this false indigo, for support.
Of course, it is July so that means plenty of coneflowers are blooming.
Terrible picture, but it sort of shows there is a river of coneflowers making its way through this rather overgrown flower border.
Elsewhere in the garden, there are false sunflowers, cup plants, daisies, phlox, hyssop, and other summer annuals putting out blooms.
Hydrangeas, and all the different types, is one of the topics Dee of Red Dirt Ramblings and I covered in a recent episode of our podcast, The Gardenangelists. We publish new episodes every week so hit the subscribe button to be alerted when we publish new episodes.
And that’s summertime in my garden.
I do not lack for flowers.
What’s blooming in your garden at the height of summer? We’d love to have you join in for Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day and share them with us. It’s easy. Just post on your blog about what’s blooming in your garden on or around the 15th of the month, then put your link in the Mr. Linky widget and leave a comment to tell us what you have.
We can have flowers nearly every month of the year. ~ Elizabeth Lawrence