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.
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