Saturday, July 19, 2014

In the Garden: what's blooming in mid-July 2014

My garden is looking lovely this summer. Many of the flowers I planted last summer have grown in and look amazing! I love coming home after work and looking over everything that's growing and blooming. There were a few casualties, as there every summer, but most of what I've planted has survived. I planted a few new flowers this summer -  a few more daisies and some 3' high garden phlox for height.

Here's a bouquet of flowers from my garden. It's so wonderful to be able to go snip a few flowers from the garden to bring inside. Makes me happy!

a home grown bouquet

Here is what's blooming this year, in mid-July. (See last year's garden pictures here, and 2012 pictures here.)

My Clematis 'Roguchi' is HUGE this year. I highly recommend this clematis.

an amazing profusion of blooms...

and the seed heads are adorable!!

cute sedum in a pot

bzzz bzzz bzzz

Liatris spicata Kobold in full bloom

Hakonechloa macra 'Naomi' (Japanese Fountain Grass) in the forefront

Geranium Rozanne blooming away

a close up of the Geranium Rozanne

my Echinacea purpurea 'Virgin' looks great this year! So many blooms...

the little fern in the back is growing nicely

Phlox paniculata David, newly planted last month. It's about 3 1/2 feet tall!

a close up of the garden Phlox

the seed heads of my peony ('Festiva Maxima')

bleeding heart foliage (Dicentra spectabilis)

Platycodon grandiflorus 'Sentimental Blue' (dwarf balloon flower)

Astilbe chinensis 'Visions in White' with a stem of Liatris in the front

Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Karl Foerster,' Feather Reed Grass...
the brown seed heads are really pretty against the tall green grass

Bye for now...


  1. Love your garden. The only thing better would be cake in the garden! ;-)

    1. Thanks Lois! Yes, cake in the garden...or a tea party would be wonderful!