Welcome to Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day for July 2021.
Here in my USDA Hardiness Zone 6a garden in central Indiana, mid-summer is bringing more clematis blooms, including these little flowers on Clematis x triternata ‘Rubromarginata’. I think it’s one of my favorites!
It’s going to have some competition soon from another clematis, Clematis heracleifolia ‘Mrs. Robert Brydon’. Both of these clematis are what I call scampering vines. I’ve provided a support structure, of sorts, for both of them, but they tend to ignore them and grow in and around the other plants.
Fine by me!
Elsewhere in the garden, day lilies are blooming, including the rather tall variety ‘Notify Ground Crew’.
You can’t really tell in this picture how tall its scapes are, but those flowers are at eye level.
Nearby, the cup plant, Silphium perfoliatum, is also blooming.
Those flowers are well above eye level.
What else is going on in the garden in July, you ask?
How about coneflowers?
And lilies, like Lilium lancifolium ‘Flore Pleno’.
If you live where you are experiencing drought and heat, maybe look away when I show you that in mid-July, many violas, including my beloved new viola, Viola ‘Etain’, are still blooming a bit.
They look a little rough but considering it’s mid-summer and they don’t like the heat at all, I think they are doing pretty good.
As are the sweet peas.
That’s probably enough of the cool season flowers in mid-summer.
Shall we wrap this blog post up with a summer bloom, like this hardy hibiscus, a 2021 “Year of” flower as designated by the National Garden Bureau?
I think we shall!
What’s blooming in your garden in mid-July? Why don’t you join in for Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day and show us? It’s easy to participate. Just post on your blog about the blooms in your garden on or around the 15th of the month, then come here and leave a comment to tell us what you have to show us, plus a link in the Mr. Linky widget to show us how to get to your blog.
And remember, truly… We can have flowers nearly every month of the year. ~ Elizabeth Lawrence
Arun Goyal says
Beautiful post, your clematis are outstanding . We are witnessing summer monsoon transition weather which has made climate humid.
Thank you for hosting once again, Carol. Your flowers are beautiful. You know, every year I say I am going to plant some hibiscus and every year I forget. Which you would think I would have plenty of since I grew up in the Caribbean. This one is lovely.
Nice to have sweet peas, I planted dozens, but none are blooming so far. Those are my favorites of yours today.
Kris P says
I love the idea of Clematis scampering about and in fact have a plant on mail order that may do just that in my garden. It’s nice to see sweet peas again as mine are long gone. As always, thanks for hosting, Carol!
danger garden says
What a wide ranging collection for July! Here in Portland it’s been (as you probably know) HOT… so it’s definitely nothing but summer flowers here.
Brenda K Johnson says
Like the rest of your flowers, your clematis is beautiful. I had an insect eat all the foliage and flowers from two clematis plants overnight! Just stems and leaf stems left! The drought we are experiencing does limit the plant growth and cause lots of wildlife pressure from their hunger. We are lucky to have some flowers to show this season! Congratulations on your new book!
Best wishes, Carol.
Jane / MulchMaid says
It’s definitely time for echinacea! They are pleasing pollinators and looking great in my Portland garden this month.
Kathy Jentz says
Happy Bloom Day! I’ve been stubbornly holding on to some adorable violas in this heat wave too – maybe I should put them finally out of their misery? I have a bunch of annuals still in trays needing to go in – hoping to get time and some cooler temps (+ rain!) next week.
Jean at Jean's Garden says
Carol, This is the month when my Maine garden finally catches up with your Indiana garden. I have lots of daylilies, too, although my tall one (‘Autumn Minaret,’ with scapes about 6′ tall) won’t bloom until August. I love the color of your hibiscus!
You started out with the best – the clematis.
Molly Williams says
Love that orange speckled lily! (You can delete #18 – it’s a duplicate of #19, which has my gravatar)
Christopher CNC says
That Clematis x triternata ‘Rubromarginata’. is tempting. But the wilt seems to be endemic to clematis in these parts. Here the meadows are blooming.
Lee@A Guide to Northeastern Gardening says
Your July garden is beautiful Carol and I especially love the Clematis and Hardy Geranium. The Hydrangea are having a banner year here on Long Island and I have a new perennial introduction in my garden this year, Echibeckia, a cross between Echinacea and Rudbeckia!
Hi Carol, that’s a wonderful clematis! To be added to my plant desire list. Getting hot in Maryland but that’s what summer is supposed to be about, right?
You have a lot going on there and all very pretty. My Wild Bergamot has already finished blooming and I love it so much.
Well, somehow I mixed my comment up with someone else, but you do have such pretty flowers. I love violas very much. Here the native violets bloom in early spring, and a patch of them spreading out is a lovely sight to behold.