Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day – July 2016
Hot and dry have been two repeating themes over the past month, but it’s midsummer now, so those factors aren’t all that unusual. Several other appearances have been unexpected, though.
More common sightings at this point in the season include dependable summer-blooming flowers, such as milkweeds (Asclepias). Four species have made themselves at home in the meadow here:
Mountain mints (Pycnanthemum) aren’t as eye-catching, but you sure can’t miss them when you brush the foliage and release their scent.
In the garden, some July standards include the true lilies (Lilium)…
…and daylilies (Hemerocallis).
July usually sees the start of dahlia season, too.
Mulleins are another midsummer standard.
The poppies (Papaver) are just about finished…
…but there are plenty of other beautiful bloomers left to carry the show through the dog days. In no particular order…
A few leafy highlights in honor of Foliage Follow-Up, hosted by Pam of Digging on the 16th of each month.
Moving on…a couple of combinations.
And to finish, just a few general garden shots.
For more midsummer garden goodness, check out the list of participants in this month’s Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day in Carol’s post at May Dreams Gardens.