Early July Garden 2016
The weather here has cooled considerably. In fact, it got down to the mid 40’s last night and my sweet potato vines all looked a bit wilted. They do not like the cold at all and they made their dissatisfaction over the coolish weather known. I know it will warm up again so I am not sweating it.
The other plants in my gardens take it all in stride. They are blooming profusely and just riding it all out. The prevailing colors are the hot summer shades and bright whites.
I still have plenty of blue and pink blooming, they just aren’t the dominant color right now. Actually the Asiatic lilies are nearly done but they have been blooming for several weeks.
The Rose Campion is in full glory, I am hoping to get another color of this, it is a soft white with pink centers. As vigorous as this grows I know it will be another garden favorite.
My Aglaia daisies, nicknamed Shaggy Maggy are thick and gorgeous. I divided this one into 3 different plants last summer and all are doing great. I showed you how I divide them in this post How to Grow Daisies. I love how fluffy it is.
A few of my tiger lilies are blooming, I need more of these, I just love the soft colors and the spots. Some call these leopard lilies and I can see why.
Lots of Gaillardias are blooming, I also have the all yellow ones called Lemon and Oranges. As you can see I need to get busy deadheading these. I need my gloves as those seed heads are super prickly.
Dragon Heart Cranesbill geranium is a shot of purple that is needed.
Some more of my Daisies, these are Crazy Daisies…
Most of my roses are preparing for a fresh flush of blooms, I have deadheaded the spent blossoms to encourage the new growth. In a week or so I should have an abundance of roses again.
In the meantime my potted Asiatic lilies are providing the perfume in the garden.
The Morning Glories are just starting to open up as well, I have yanked out most of them this year, they got a little out of hand last summer. I do have some Heavenly Blue started, it is a tough one to get growing for me, it likes it hotter than we get here in the mountains.
Black eyed Susans for that bright happy yellow..I have plenty of varieties
More sweet peas too, these are called Strawberry Fields..I love the two toned pink and they smell as sweet as they look.
There is always more flowers to share than I have time to sit and type up a post. I really need to get out to the garden and see to some chores. How that breaks my heart.
Happy Gardening and I hope you enjoy my flowers as much as I.