Monday, July 15, 2013

Bloomin' July...

As you can see I was up early snapping away to catch the back lit best of Echinops' arctic glow', Eryngium  ...I'm not sure which... and a new addition of Achillea ' Summer wine' 

More Eryngium ...' Blue cap' or 'Borgatti' with a single seelfseeded daisy and Pennisetum orientale from   the ' Wind dancer' shopping day. 



Some how the Dahlias have taken over 

I love my frilly Rainbow Loveliness with Purple Mountain Orach

'More Dalhias , this  a new one, 'Black Wizard' in the purple , orange,  pink, bronze bed. 


the bronze Sedum  sea of frothy blooms .  

Inula orientalis looking looking surprisingly heathly concidering it likes a moist soil. Which is something I do not have. The hose left under with a drip for hours has made the difference.

My big  Hydrangea quecifolia with the most subtle and fresh fragrance just now.




Cuphea cyanea

The Phlox ...the Monach butterflies favorite tipple

I've added many Achilla this year as a filler plants for ...everything , this one ' Terra Cotta' 

Teucrium hircanicum 'paradise delight' one of my ' Digging Dogs' nursery plants from last autumn.

Echinacea purpurea 'Magus'

Self seeding Ammi Majus another favorite filler 

Clematis as ground cover.

The "Beast" which greets me when I open the back door.
And for even  more beautiful July blooms visit  Carol at May Dream Gardens.

15 comments:

  1. Oh Linda...those first few backlit shots are wonderful and dramatic...love them!!! I seriously think I'm going to scatter some seeds of Ammi majus next year...I want those!

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    1. Scott, Those are my early morning pajama shots...always the best light . I'll have to bring Ammi seeds to the next swap.

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  2. Does Ammi Majus seed itself everywhere like Queen Anne's Lace?

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    1. Mathew, It does seed around plenty, I don't have much empty space for it these days . I love it and look forward to seeing it again .

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  3. I absolutely LOVE the carpet of frothy bronze sedum. And I agree with Scott - fantastic photos! What is that pink, disc-shaped flower - it is amazing! Very beautiful!

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    1. Anna, I can not remember the name of that flower, I've kept it going now for a few years now, it's one of those African Daisy things you always see in the super market in bright colors ....Gerbera ...that's it. !

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  4. Gorgeous sunrise pictures! I'm also wondering about that lovely flower that looks like a pink dandelion.

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  5. Peter, You guessed it... A pink dandelion ! Or it might be a Shaggy Gerbera

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  6. Oh, those photos in the early morning light are so magical. I love Dahlias, I would let them take over. I need to find that terra cotta Achillea. I don't have enough butterfly attracting plants. Plenty for the hummers, but I think the butterflies go elsewhere. I see them sailing overhead, but they seldom light on anything.

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    1. Alison , I got my ' Terra cotta' from Joy Creek . Another one ' Walter Funke' ...orange blooms....from Digging Dog, died on me , I know not why ?
      Phlox ...the butterflies love it

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  7. Oh, those early morning photos are gorgeous! What time do you get up to capture that?

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    1. Heather, Not as early as Alison and Peter post their blogs !

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  8. Maybe I should work on becoming a morning person. Nah...I'll just enjoy your early morning forays. My achillea flops...what's your secret?

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    1. Ricky, I snip the Achilleas off when they dare to flop.

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  9. I love that pink flower too. A shaggy Gerbera, eh? I might have to look into that. And also "Clematis as ground cover." Brilliant idea. You can actually SEE the flowers and no neck-strain. That Teucrium is a winner, isn't it? The bees just love it and it reseeds all over. That dark plum colored dahlia, gorgeous and the Dianthus with the dark foliage behind it--very nice!

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