Welcome to Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day for July 2022.
Here in my USDA Hardiness Zone 6a garden in central Indiana, I feel like I’m in-between high summer blooms and early fall blooms. I suspect the dry weather has delayed some flowers and caused other plants to bloom and be done with it.
Dry weather? Well, not last night, when a thunderstorm whipped through in the early evening and left .60 inches of much-needed rain on the garden. Though I don’t like to complain because—rain—I think the plants would have liked that rain delivered much more slowly. Anyway, let’s see what else is blooming other than the daylily Hemerocallis ‘Hyperion’ a variety which harkens back to the 1920s and Agastache ‘Blue Fortune’, both pictured above in a planting by the utility box near the sidewalk. (Yes, Dee, my award-winning podcast co-host, I deadheaded the daylily before I took the picture!)
I found a few other blooms as I walked around the garden early on the morning of the 14th.
And that’s Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day here at May Dreams Gardens for July 2022.
What’s blooming in your garden as we reach the high days of summer? Join in for Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day and show us. Post on your blog about your blooms, then come back here and leave a link in the Mr. Linky widget so we can find you and a comment to tell us what you have for us to see.
Always remember, “We can have flowers nearly every month of the year.” ~ Elizabeth Lawrence. (And go read this blog post about a special flower growing in her garden!)
Happy Bloom Day!
Is ‘Hyperion’ very tall, and the flowers lemon yellow? If so, I think that’s what I grew from seeds I “stole” from the library’s plants two years ago! The started blooming a few days ago, and I was delighted they are tall and lemon yellow.
Lee@A Guide to Northeastern Gardening says
Happy Bloom Day! We got the same thunderstorms yesterday afternoon and the lawn and garden is loving greener! Your coreopsis, echinacea, lilies and hibiscus are looking so pretty and I love that you still have your violas popping up and surprising you! The wild petunia is interesting too. There are lots of blooms here on Long Island. Come take a look!
Arun Goyal says
What a lovely hibiscus blooming, We are experiencing sluggish monsoon up till now and humid and hot weather has been persistent from a month now . Thanks for hosting Garden Bloggers blooms day.
Barb Rogers says
What sweet violas…of course! Love that hibiscus and echinacea. I’ve been posting about a garden tour we had a week ago (or so)…here’s the 3rd house we visited…there were 2 other lovelies before and 3 to go.
Kris P says
I’d love to have a rain-delivering thunderstorm move through here but, although that happens in summer once in awhile, it’s not likely – we’ll probably remain bone dry until at least October. You’re garden looks very cheerful. I can’t imagine violas at this time of year but I can appreciate them. Thanks, as always, for hosting GBBD!
I really like the Ruellia, it’s definitely a pretty “weed”. Hopefully they’re easier to pull out where they’re not wanted than the dandelions. Happy Bloom Day!
danger garden says
Love that pink hibiscus, with all those buds it looks like you’ve got plenty more big blooms on the way too.
Dorothy A. Borders says
Lovely blooms. Thanks for hosting Bloom Day once again.
Happy Bloom Day. We have been teased by thunderstorms a few times, but have gotten just enough rain to supplement all our watering. Your hisbiscus is lovely. Ours hasn’t started blooming yet.
…I waiting for my hardy hibiscus to flower. Thanks for hosting the party.
Jane / MulchMaid says
I had no idea there was a wild petunia! Ruellia is new to me, and I wonder if it doesn’t grow in Oregon. My Astoria garden is about as flowery as it gets this month. Thank you for hosting Bloom Day!
Candi @ minhus says
Happy bloom day! I love that daylily and agastache combo at the top, so striking!
Hey Carol, that color combo of Hyperion and Agastache Blue Fortune is classic! Happy Bloom Day and thanks for hosting every month. See you soon on the podcast. ~~Dee
Jean at Jean's Garden says
Carol, We are in drought conditions here in Maine, too, and I hand-water a few plants that are looking particularly sad. Otherwise, they are on their own. My garden is still a little behind yours. Agastache just started to bloom (next to Hemerocallis citrina, an ancestor of Hyperion). I do have Hyperion elsewhere in my garden, but it hasn’t started to bloom yet. I do love the heady floral display of high summer.
Molly Williams says
Never heard of wild petunias before — very pretty. Also like the self-seeding violas. Thanks for hosting!