Monday, July 1, 2019

June's End

June was a fine month all around. I will think of this June as the month of lilies. We started off with the tall lilies of the garden ...
and ended with the daylily promenade.


Of course daylilies aren't the only things blooming in the garden right now.

I have a crazy Hollyhock that popped up in the gravel walkway by the house. It is almost to the top of its bloom cycle. Rust hasn't attacked it as yet so it get to stay where it is quite happy to be.
I like to be in the garden too. As do other bees.
Of course bees are not our  only visitors. 
There is a lot to look forward to in July. Are you looking forward to anything special in your garden for July? I hope it all comes to fruition.






28 comments:

  1. What gorgeous lilies and Hemerocallis. Do you have the names? I like those first and last Hems especially.

    Is that the neighbor's dog? What a cutie, and great photo!

    Here July means watering and watering and watching everything scorch anyway.

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    1. I have the name of the last Hemerocallis 'Winter Vision'. The rest are so old I don't remember their names.
      The dog belongs to friends of ours that are on vacation. His name is Jack. He thinks of our place as Camp Bowman. He comes to camp when his pack goes away. He is my little buddy. He loves to be outside.
      Our Julys are much the same. Sometimes we get a reprieve then August makes us pay.

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  2. July is lily month here, and hopefully the roses will continue to bloom abundantly. By the end of the month we might have some vegetables from the garden. We have a big party here later in the month so I just want to be able to keep everything looking fresh and avoid the summer slump until August.

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    1. I hope you continue to have enough water and energy to keep up with your gorgeous garden.

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  3. You've got some wonderful lilies, Lisa. I wish I could grow Hollyhocks. I've tried several times but they're rust magnets here and are ruined long before reaching bloom stage.

    In July, I'm looking forward to the slim possibility that the morning marine layer will persist and keep our temperatures down a bit.

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  4. I'm happy you had a hollyhock arrive! And without rust! Yay!

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    1. I would have a lot more hollyhocks if I could avoid the rust. This is an unusual year. I will take it.

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  5. Magnificent garden photos ~ love the lilies ~ your doggie, the best of all ^_^

    Happy Day to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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    1. Thanks Carol. The dog belongs to friends. We are just keeping him while they are away. Jack comes to visit often.

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  6. I’m looking forward to July being drier and warmer than June :-)

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  7. With temps here in the 90's (30Cs) I am looking forward to some cooler weather. I doubt we will have it until fall. Sigh...

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  8. Love the bee captured in your floral photo ~ ^_^

    Happy Day to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  9. Lisa you have a beautiful assortment of day lilies. They are such favorites of mine. It seems like they bloom no matter what the weather. So enjoyed my visit to your garden. Have a happy 4th of July. Hugs!

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  10. Such a beautiful garden. I only have jasmine, and green things. But I love them.

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    1. I have often wished I could grow jasmine, I love it's fragrance. Our winters are too severe for it. Green is my favorite color!

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  11. July is a fabulous month! My Lilies are just getting started now--everything seems just a little delayed because of the cool, wet spring we had this year. But now we're catching up with the heat and humidity. Happy 4th, Lisa!

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    1. The heat here has been awful lately. They say we will get a break mid July. I will have to wait to see if this happens. Happy 4th to you too Beth.

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  12. Lisa, I love your day lilies, they are so colorful!
    Wonderful June, happy new month!

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  13. Thank you, Lisa! I love lilies but, somehow, used to have a very few of them in my garden. It changes, and I am starting to picture more and more of them here and there. Your plants are beautiful!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by. Glad you like the plants.

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  14. De Hemerocallissen kan je eten, vooral de gele zijn lekker.
    Gr Jan(Wilde een Tuin)

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    1. Jan, I have eaten daylily blooms before. I have served them stuffed with various salads. Good and pretty.

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  15. Things look great over there, and I can't help but notice the fresh mulch!
    Those lily colors are awesome and I'm always happy to see those fresh blooms when the weather is making the gardener wilt ;)

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    1. Yes, we are way behind in doing mulching this year. We took a long (for us) vacation this spring when we would have been doing lots of work in the garden. Since it is so hot we are s-l-o-w-l-y getting the mulching done.

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  16. Hope you had a lovely 4th ~ and a Happy Canada Day too!

    Happy Day to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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