Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day – July

Well, here I am again for July’s Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day.  Thanks to Carol over at May Dreams Gardens for hosting this fabulous monthly theme.  Wander over and check out many gardens that will impress and inspire you!

It has been hot.  Oppressively hot, and I have been concerned I wouldn’t have much for this post, but as I am learning, there is always something going on in the garden.  All the real action is happening in the front garden right now.  The Echinacea purpurea and Rudbeckia fulgida are loving this heat, and I am grateful to come home to this colorful carnival everyday.

I planted these coneflower and black-eyed Susan plants last year after returning home from a trip to Ontario where I saw them growing in abundance in many front gardens. Before then, I don’t think I even liked coneflower very much!  I can tell you though, it was love at first sight when I saw them in combination with black-eyed Susan.  For them too, I mean, can’t you just feel the love…

BFFs...truly

…and the butterflies share in the love too…

I have a small bed where I planted two Coreopsis ‘Full Moon’ plants, originally thinking they would be on the smallish-side like the ‘Creme Brulee’ I have growing beneath the mailbox.  Well, these two have grown to diva proportions. They are spilling out over the wall and crowding some marigolds that have come back from last year. An azalea and a couple of boxwood shrubs are in the back, but have been blotted out from view.  I hope they are okay!  This fall, I will be relocating the ‘Full Moon’ prima donnas to the other side of the house to give them the room they demand…ahem…I mean, deserve.

Coreopsis 'Full Moon' & French Marigold Dwarf

Garden phlox is so old-fashioned and comfy-cozy in the garden.  I love it so much, I must have more.  I only have two plants, and I am already making plans to expand for more.  I love the delicate blossoms on the long stems that sway in the breeze…when there is a breeze, that is.

'Robert Poore'

Last, but not least, these little flowers have popped up all over the place in the weedy, rocky no-man’s land underneath the back deck.  I have no idea what they are or where they’ve come from, but they are very pretty and sweet in varying shades of pink.  They remind me of some kind of petunia.  Except for one hanging basket I had on the deck years ago, I have never grown any petunias.   So, where did these come from?  Like I said before, there is always something going on in the garden, isn’t there?!

Another mystery!

Sitting pretty in no-man's land

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2 Comments to “Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day – July”

  1. Your blooms are all gorgeous!
    Happy GBBD 🙂

  2. Love all your photos and the flowers in them but I just wanted to say that I just love reflexed petals on flowers, any flower……and yours are especially nice…..and as far as “four acres” go, Good Lord what i wouldn’t do for 4 acres of anything to plant some more reflexed flowers or even horizontal ones……:-)

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