July has been a month of lots of blooms but the big splashes of color are slowly ending as the rains have stopped. There was a good deal of flopping going on due to all that rain but there has been a good deal of blooming going on too. The flopping will have to wait for another post but this first photo gives you a hint of what I am referring to.
The daylilies are winding down.
This is my only spider daylily. It has finally recovered from it's move to this location this year and has bloomed up a storm.
The last Oriental lily 'Legend' is abloom. I cut one and brought it inside and it is perfuming the entire living room.
Monarda and tall phlox are popping now.
Vanilla Strawberry Hydrangea blooming along with Cleome. While Cleome can seem a bit weedy they are fairly easy to remove if you wish to do so. I don't mind a small stream of these as they will bloom until frost. You can see the black-eyed Susans photo bombing in the right corner.
Some of the Oakleaf hydrangeas are turning pink. The ones doing this are the ones that were gifted to me and I have no idea what kind they are.
Purple Cone flowers and Russian Sage make a nice combo out front.
Even some of the tropical plants I bought this spring are coming into bloom like this Croton.
The Canna is blooming right along too.
Carol keeps the Garden Bloggers Bloom Day meme going. Pop over here to see what is blooming in other gardens and share yours too.
If you have read my blog for any amount of time you have probably read about my struggles over time with what I call my Circle Garden. I have a rather relaxed gardening style but I have always wanted a Knot Garden which to me is very formal. My efforts so far have been dismal. I will write about that another day.
Right now the Circle is looking fairly good and I am pleased with it's transformation. At least I am willing to share it on Six on Saturday, the meme that Jon the Propagator hosts every Saturday, mainly because there are six paths that spin off this Circle Garden. I am going to give you the six views you get when coming to the Circle from one of the paths. When you enter the garden from the path that goes around the East side of the house this is the view you get.
From the path from the patio you get this view. This is the view I see most often. I am usually looking out the kitchen door this way or entering the garden from the patio to here.
If I enter this area from the Hydrangea Walk I see this.
Coming back from the barn toward the house and Circle you would see this.
Walking along the fence and looking back you see this.
As you follow around the fence line you come to another path that you could take back toward the Circle to here.
As you can see there is a variety of grasses, plants, herbs and rocks along with the center focal point being the dogwood Cornus
Rudtan ‘Celestial Shadow’.
If you would like to see what all everyone is posting for their Six on Saturday you can pop over to Jon the Propagator's blog and check it out.