I guess July is my big month for my perennials.
I did a walk around the yard this afternoon and snapped off a lot of pictures!
I have been watching some Delphiniums that were taller than me since last week.
Unfortunately the morning rain broke them over so I had no choice but to bring
As you can see they were fabulous. They were so heavily
laden with flowers the just broke over and I couldn't leave them like that.
I stuffed some Yarrow in the center for filler.
I wanted to let them hang over like big branches to show how long they are!
~This area is out front of the house~
I like how this is looking like a cottage garden...I like it when the
plants start to mingle with each other.
I do wish the Delphinium would bloom all summer!
I love seeing their spikes of color.
My Shasta Daisies are getting close to blooming and I see a lily has appeared in the middle of them! I wonder how it got there! Must of had a little help from a critter!
The cone flowers are just starting too...
I put in new Coreopsis last year and they've all come back nicely.
The other ones I had slowly disappeared. I blame it on the variety, but it
could have been the voles too.
Love the (Speedwell) Veronica
These lilies have a fabulous color- they seem to glow.
I love how the purple and yellow look great together!
I never posted the Columbines when they bloomed.
These Columbines bloomed back in the middle of June.
This is the part of the island people see as they drive by our home.
I created the island to add privacy and sound absorption. We live close to a main road and it can be noisy.
~To the side of the driveway~
Boy these guys are vibrant! Makes me think of the Southwest!
I moved them from the back of the deck area last year and they seem to be quite
I'm glad I moved them over here they were really getting large and this area can
handle it better.
I made this my pink garden area last year.
I bought up a bunch of lilies that were on mark down last summer.
I stuck with shades of pink. It looks a little haphazard right now, but each
year it will improve.
I really love this coloring the best. They didn't all have their labels so I'm not sure what they are called.
This is another one with similar coloring but it has specks highlighting the center.
These are a peachy pink color that I placed either side of my
Queen Elizabeth Floribunda Rose
This one is hiding behind my Iris
The birds love the bird bath- it greens up really fast though. A sopping wet Baltimore Oriole jumped up on the deck railing the other day and I had to chuckle.
They're so wary though it's hard to get a picture.
Just in front of this bird bath you can see a big granite stone. I had three of them
set there but I've taken one away and...
I moved it to this corner of the pathway to the patio. I've planted some sedum around it and a white Bell flower-Campanula. There is a perennial Salvia next to it but it looks terrible right now. Once these sedum plants fill
out it should look more interesting.
I should have been smart and cut this in half before I planted it! Oh well....
Right next to that are some very orange lilies!
When I bought them from Lowe's several years ago
they were labeled as yellow... ha- so much for that!
This year they are the largest I've ever seen them.
These white ones used to be where the orange ones are. I thought that the voles had eaten them all and then they appeared again, so I decided to separate them last year.
My Hydrangeas are starting too but I better wind this up and I'll save that for my next post.
I hope you are enjoying your gardens and plants too!
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