Thursday, July 15, 2010

Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day-July 2010 (first)

Good Morning everybody. Geez where do you begin. Today the 15th of every month Garden Bloggers from all over are blogging about what's blooming in their gardens. And their posting it so we can enjoy their gardens. If you would like to join in go visit: or just click on her blog link on the right side over there, see, and check out how to begin. It's simple. And while your there check out all the bloggers who attached their blog so you can go check them all out.
So anyway this is my first time posting for Bloom Day and what a terrible month to show what's blooming in my garden right now. We have had alot of extreme heat and humidity before this week and since Saturday past I think we have gotten almost 5" of rain. So if the H & H didn't knock down anybody the rain surely took a beaten. But I'm not complaining about the rain because we had a rain deficit.  So Hoo-ray for the RAIN!! OK, so here's what blooming today in my gardens.
My Hot Pink Phlox. This was rescued from under that darn 'Gooseneck loosestrife' this spring I'm so glad I noticed the phlox leaves and moved it and this is one big branch so far this year.
.And these are the pretty orange marigolds in the raised veggie bed keeping away the bugs. Back in colonial times they planted flowers in with their veggies to keep away the bad bugs. I think that right. And as for my veggie garden I don't see bugs but my 'Tomatoes' haven taken a beating this year-ugh
And this is Monarda 'Jacob Cline' I have had this plant a long time. Here the flowers and the second wave as I've already pruned once this year.
This is Blue and White Salvia. I know I need to prune this one back I will get to it. I bought this plant together in one pot a 2 for 1 plant. It is huge and beautiful addition to pond garden. This picture does not do this plant justice. My photos look better on my laptop and when I upload they look washed out, oh well.
And this is my Beautiful Big Blue/Pink/Purple Mophead Hydrangea that has come with us when we moved some 18 yrs ago to this house. This makes great flower arrangements. What a show stopper. I'm trying to root some limbs this year. Dug a little hole bent down the branch, cover a little and put a brick on top to hold down. I'll let you know what happens. Everybody wants a piece so I'm trying....
And here are a few others blooming in and around the gardens. A late daylily named "Common Sense" gee I wonder why I just had to have that one (ok you can laugh now).And this is my beautiful Purple Verbena (Annual) growing up on the deck.
 Like I said 'July' isn't very productive here. The Phlox are in bloom along with the Gooseneck Loosestrife, Beebalm, Hostas, Platycondon blue, and the Echinacea 'White Swan'  and others that are blooming in the garden right now. The other thing I have going right now are alot of beautiful leaf colors in the garden from the things that have stoped blooming. But I think my main concern at this stage is to keep everything alive and look at bulb books :)
So it's been a great Bloom Day Blog for me and I hope you visit often to see what's going on in my life around my gardens. Peace Out and Happy Gardening from me to you!!!!!!!! 


  1. I just love Phlox -- maybe I need a pink one, too! Verbena is another one of my favorites. Looks like you have enough hydrangeas to fill your home with fresh blooms - lucky you!!!

  2. I would say your hydrangea is a show stopper. It is fabulous!

  3. Love the hydrangea. I was just tonight thinking I needed to try and take a cutting from a hydrangea I gave my daughter in law a few years ago. It's such a pretty hydrangea. It's white and changes to red. I had never heard of doing it like you just told us, but I am going to do that tomorrow and see if i get lucky. thanks for the idea!

  4. Thanks everyone for your comments. Teresa I'm not sure if this will work with the hydrangeas, but I do this all the time with the azealea bushes on the ones I like and want more. They take forever to grow put sometimes patience is a virtue :)

  5. Good morning! That hydrangea is simply spectacular! None of mine are like this and always have a bit of envy when I see such glorious specimens. No wonder everyone wants a piece! Everything looks mighty good there in Maryland and 5" of rain is awesome!

  6. Hi Peeoknee,
    Thanks for your nice comment on my GGBD post. I see this is your first time participating. Welcome! I enjoyed seeing your blooms. I want to hear if your hydrangea takes root. I may try that with the one I have.

    Did you know you can adjust the width of your blog and sidebar so your extra large photos will fit in the main part of the blog? I think it's in the "layout" part of the "design" section, and there are a few sliding scale bars you can adjust. Let me know if you decide to try it and have questions.

  7. That Hydrangea sure is pretty! I love the Daylily and the rest of your flowers too. I've started getting bulb catalogs too, but I just can't get myself thinking that far ahead yet.