In the Heat of July...

jodik_gwJuly 8, 2011

We usually see the best of blooms during May or June... and as the heat of summer gathers and the insects mature, our gardens tend to slow down a bit and get a little bug-nibbled at the edges. But not all blooming is over, and some plants are just beginning to come into their beauty!

I just wanted to share a few photos of what's blooming in my garden... enjoy!

Gorgeous just isn't the word for this Daylily!

Look at the size of the flower heads on "Hot Papaya" Echinacea!

Lilies are in bloom now, too!

My internet is moving at a snail's pace, so instead of inserting a whole plethora of photographs, I'll include the link to my photo album so you can peruse them all at your leisure. Thanks for looking... and enjoy the album!

Happy Gardening! :-)

Here is a link that might be useful: My 2011 Photo Album

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calistoga_al

I enjoyed your album, Jodie. Would like to have had captions with the plant names. Is that possible? Al

    Bookmark   July 9, 2011 at 8:49AM
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meyermike_1micha(5)

Jodi! Magnificent!

Funny, while I was looking at them, I was thinking the same thing as Al:-)

Look at that beauty up above! Of course you know I have a fetish for Lilies..lol
Look at that double peach one. I must say that you certainly have a gift in growing so many different variety of plants, indoors and out.
Bravo!

Thank you for another enjoyable experience.

Mike

    Bookmark   July 9, 2011 at 9:30AM
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jodik_gw

You're most welcome! I'm glad to share! :-)

I wish I had names for every plant that we include in the gardens, but many are gained through lost tag sales, or have had tags fade or become lost over time. I'd dearly love to have permanent metal tags for each plant, but the cost of such a project is prohibitive.

The Lily is a newer variety, an Oriental, I believe... possibly Casa Blanca? The Daylily might be more difficult to track down as there are so many named varieties out there!

I have so many plants, and I take so many pictures, I simply can't keep track of it all. The roses are much easier to name... we keep a listing of what we've planted, and even without a tag, we can usually name it when in bloom.

I'll see if I can locate a name for that Daylily... as I recall, that one arrived a couple of years ago... that's about the time I remember digging and preparing the sidewalk beds... I'll see what I can find out.

    Bookmark   July 11, 2011 at 9:36AM
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greenman28 NorCal 7b/8a

Vibrant colors, Jodi!
All my lilies are heat-battered and bedraggled....

Josh

    Bookmark   July 11, 2011 at 11:42AM
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mksmth zone 6b Tulsa Oklahoma(6b)

me too josh. out lilies bit the dust weeks ago. only thing in bloom now are the canna and crape myrtles.

7 of the past 10 days high was 100 degrees or more and this week is forcasted highs are all above 100. Yesteday was 106.

We also havent had any rain in over 2 weeks and parts of the state havent had any in months. My container plants are getting water 2-3 times a day.

mike

    Bookmark   July 11, 2011 at 3:57PM
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