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