July comes to a close, which means seven months the year have flown by. We have had just over 1 month of summer, with some very hot and humid days in the second half of the month.
Lots of blooms during the months, and the promise of lots more to come.
The monarch butterflies were flitting around the milkweed towards the beginning of the month. I’m hoping eggs were laid, caterpillars will hatch and form into new butterflies.
The monarda or beebalm had pretty sweet smelling blooms at the beginning of the month. The start of lovely blooms in the pollinator garden.
The echinacea or purple cone flower have been gorgeous.
Varieties of rudbeckia or brown eyed Susans are also growing in the pollinator garden.
One plant was grown up and through the wooden trellis for support. It looks so pretty with the blooms poking through.
The sorbaria sorbifolia or false spirea is an invasive plant which I grow in containers to contain it.
Several pretty white blooms formed in the 3rd week of the month.
The rose of sharon blooms made an appearance in the final days of July. Lots more buds to open soon. There are some small seedlings at the base of the shrub, probably grown from seed that dropped down. If they survive the winter I will be transplanting them into pots to continue growing until a new spot in the garden is found.
The heliopsis are opening in the fence garden.
Finishing the month are different daylilies. These varieties are Catherine Woodbury and Mable Fuller.
I’m sharing these views of the garden with Through my Garden Gate.