Sunday, August 5, 2012

In the Garden: what's blooming in late-July

Rudbeckia triloba

We planted a new front garden this summer; most of the plants went in in early and mid-June but we added a few more toward the end of July. I went to Mahoney's and they were having a sale so I couldn't resist stocking up on some more plants.

In an effort to keep better track of the garden, so I know what times of the year need a few more blooming plants, I'm going to start photographing the garden a couple of times a month. Here's what's blooming in late-July.

Geranium Rozanne in the forefront and
Gaura lindheimeri 'Whirling Butterflies' in the background

A Geranium Rozanne blossom hanging out with
Hakonechloa macra 'Naomi' (Japanese Fountain Grass)

A mix of blooms

Rudbeckia fulgida 'Little Goldstar'

a close up

Clematis 'Roguchi' climbing up a railing. I absolutely love this clematis.
It's grown steadily since planted in June and has a dozen or more flowers blooming.

hello buzz

our Gaura lindheimeri 'Whirling Butterflies' has a mass of tiny white flowers
which bloom at the ends of long thin stems. Very graceful and delicate looking.

a little butterfly resting on the leaf of a Dicentra spectabilis (bleeding heart)

our Asteromea mongolica (Japanese aster) is still flowering.
We planted it in mid-June and it's been blooming since then - more than six weeks!

Scaevola aemula 'Top Pot Blue' in a pot

Scaevola aemula mixed in with some Portulaca oleracea (Purslane)

this one was labeled Rudbeckia fulgida 'City Garden' at Mahoney's but
that can't be right because it's too tall. I'll see how it grows in next year and
try to figure out what it really is.

I added two Echinacea purpurea 'Virgin' in July so I've have more late-summer bloomers

so pretty!

A close up of Lavandula angustifolia 'Hidcote' with Asteromea mongolica in the background.
I love lavender!

another new plant, Veronica spicata. I think this one was also mislabeled because
it is supposed to be blue.

our Rudbeckia triloba, brown-eyed-Susan, is amazing. We planted it in
ealry-June and it started flowering - just one or two opening - but this past week
or so has seen an explosion of flowers. Lovely!

a close up

Bye for now...

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