Thursday, July 15, 2010

Garden Blogger's Bloom Day -- July 15

Last month, one of the garden blogs I follow mentioned Garden Bloggers Bloom Day. I was too late to participate last month, but can this month (and every 15th of the month during the growing season). The premise is to post photos of what’s blooming in the garden on this particular day. May Dreams Garden hosts, and provides a list of participating garden blogs.

Here’s what’s blooming in Auntie K’s Garden today: One of my favorite monarda—Grand Marshall.

The lovely and buttery Julia Child Rose

These Lace Cap Hydrangea weren’t there when the house was built in 1916, but my understanding is that they went in shortly after that. They’ve come up every year since and try to creep into the path. I try to keep them in check. There are a few blooms left on the coreopsis, too.

The volunteers in the garden this year include both this lovely cosmos (near the lamb’s ear) and the sunflower (courtesy of squirrels or birds from the feeders).

Most of the natives have started to pop, too: Purple Coneflower, White Swan Coneflower

Rudbeckia, Purple Garden Phlox, Russian Sage

And, my new favorite Ratibida with the Anise Hyssop.

1 comment:

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

We grow many of the same plants in the garden. I love the lace cap hydrangeas but our sandy soil is too dry for them. Thanks for sharing today.

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