Good day and welcome to Greenbow's Garden Bloggers Bloom Day brought to you with the urging of Carol at May Dreams Garden who started this meme years ago. It has been a nice way to keep a pictorial record of what is in bloom at the 15th of each month. However if you follow me you know I am not all that good at keeping up with scheduled projects. I guess that is what happens to you when you retire.
The above Swamp Milkweed I planted this spring is doing quite well. After the initial shock of being planted in a not so swampy area two out of the three plants I planted are blooming up a storm. of course the milkweed bugs came out in force to partake of them. They don't seem to do damage and they are a lively color in the garden so I don't worry about them.
I have a couple of pots blooming up a storm. Do they count as bloom day plantings? Somehow a planter to me shouldn't really count because they are set up for the perfect conditions to grow and bloom.
I like them anyway. My planters have had a difficult time this year. I didn't think we were going on vacation and just as I got them planted my DB decided we needed to go. So who am I to argue? Off we went and a dear friend watered for me. I will have to do a post just about pots. I did a bang up job of filling about every pot I own.
The last of the daylilies are blooming. I mean this is the last one on this clump.
Here (above) we have a few more buds.
The last of the red ones out front are blooming here in the background and the Rudebeckia tribola is begining to bloom.
A few of the tall lilies are blooming.
I just love these tiger lilies.
The above lily looks a lot like stargazer but it has no scent. It makes me wonder.
The hardy hibiscus is starting to bloom. It looks like the dreaded Japanese Beetles have been after some of the blooms.
The last of the hydrangeas are blooming too.
The ever beautiful Strawberry Vanilla Hydrangea that always reminds me of the dear friends that gave it to me has yet to hit it's peak. I can't wait to see the strawberry pink tinge.
The crocosmia is blooming profusely. As you can see Lucifer is trying to dominate the path along with the hosta blooms.
This more orangey colored crocosmia has to be kept under control due to it's wish to take over this end of the flower bed. To me it is worth it because I love to cut blooms for bouquets. They do a dash of drama.
Last but not least a flower that I can never remember the name of but it blooms up a storm even though it doesn't get enough sun to keep it upright.
So that is about it for this month. There are more things blooming but I figure I have swamped you with a few too many pictures as it is. I will list below that which I haven't shown you.
Please join me by posting about your blooming plants. If you don't have any right now you can go to Carol's here and get a lot of inspiration.
Pink and White Tall Garden Phlox
Black and Blue Salvia
Wendy's Wish Salvia
Beauty Berry Shrub
Joe Pie Weed