Thursday, July 15, 2010

Garden Bloggers Bloom Day - July 2010

Here it is the 15th of July and it is time to make an assessment of what is blooming here at Greenbow. Carol has us keeping track of our gardens in this way. A great way to compare years and blooms.
I am happy to note a new clematis I planted this summer is blooming despite the heat and droughty conditions.  It is Viticella Venosa Violacea. The flowers aren't as big as they will be when it gets established but I like that it seems to be a tough clematis and will take hold where I want it to grow up one of the arches.

The datura is blooming at night now.  It seems that many things are drying up sooner than they normally would have. They have been blooming for some time now.
The Susan's never fail to bloom. They appear a little ahead of schedule this year. I still have some bubble gum pink mondara blooming. After seeing the posts of monarda with those big lilies coming up through them I know what I am going to plant where as soon as I can get a hold of some of those lilies.
I hope you all have your list up so we can see what is blooming in your garden.
Other plants blooming here are: Tall garden phlox, Cranesbill, hosta, gooseneck loosestrife, annuals.
Happy Garden Bloggers Bloom Day to you all.

19 comments:

  1. Love that mass planting of Susans, Lisa! I agree all those Buffalo photos of monarda and lilies are inspiring; reminds me of all the purple salvia ala Lurie that we posted last year.

    We finally got some much-needed rain this afternoon--the garden just drank it up.

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  2. Viticella Venosa Violacea is a mouthful... but a beautiful one! And I love your datura. But it really melts out in the heat for you? Boo. :(

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  3. I'm amazed that we have some of the same things in bloom. To my regret, I don't have a gorgeous clematis or any monarda. Thanks for sharing yours. I need some inspiration right now.

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  4. Lisa....the mass planing of the Susans, is just so beautiful. Surely a reason to get your sketch pad out.......

    Clematis never cease to amaze me. They always seems to struggle through, regardless of weather. The blue is very pretty......a lovely addition to your pretty garden.

    Have a joyful weekend.....

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  5. I love that datura. It is such an exotic bloom. After the Buffalo trip I am thinking a lot more about clematis. Yours is beautiful.

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  6. That is a beautiful clematis (but then, are there any ugly ones?) and I like the datura too.

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  7. Viticella clematis seem to be the easiest to grow, and the most trouble free. I'm definitely going to try some more (I have one, and it's been spectacular). I love the dusty purple blue of yours!

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  8. Love your new clematis!! Your susans look so cheerful. I love mine.
    Marnie

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  9. 'Venosa Violacea' is a wonderful Clematis. Don't you love those twisty buds? I wish I could get a whiff of your Datura.

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  10. Kim, the datura only blooms during the late evening, night and early morning. The heat doesn't seem to bother them really.

    Phillip, I have never seen a clematis I didn't like.

    I hope everyone has a great weekend.

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  11. Your Susans look wonderful~I too, want to plant monarda everywhere and with lilies. Don't forget the Shasta daisy for a nice contrast! Wowzer, you have a clemmie in this heat! gail

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  12. I think I have the same monarda — very pink rather than red. But mine is a baby and also needs more sun, so it is not much of a stand at this point. Our lists are similar but nothing as gorgeous as that clematis or datura.

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  13. Your flowers are really beautiful. It was great to learn the names of some of these. They are in my dad's garden, too. The mondara gave him trouble this year.

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  14. Yes, some flowers do still seem to be a little ahead right now. But that's okay, I'll take blooms whenever they come.

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  15. I like your new clematis with its inner white spot! It is beautiful. I do hope for you that it will grow very fast and stay healthy ;-) !!

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  16. Ooh, I do like that clematis. And moon flowers, which I usually plant but somehow didn't this year. They have the funkiest smell, which I can really see why people might not like, but I happen to. P.S. Captcha phrase is slybra, ha ha ha.

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  17. Although my clematis are going dormant in the heat of summer, as MSS said - we do seem to have more plants than usual in bloom in both Indiana & TX -think your heat wave kicked things up, Lisa!

    My monarda has never made a single flower in 6 years... it was practically a weed in IL.

    Annie at the Transplantable Rose

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  18. All these blooms are blooming so well! I don't know that some blooms bloom well at night. Thanks for sharing Lisa. I love the yellow blooms here, just like carpet!

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  19. I grew datura my first year as a gardener and have tons of seeds from those. Seeing yours makes me want to grow it again!a

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