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.
More from the gardener side: garden areas, bulbs, corms & tubers, plant profiles, seeds & seedpods, veggies & herbs,
How lovely it all looks, glorious blooms if only they would last for ever, Have a great week in your lovely garden. xx
I wish blooms would last longer, but I try to plan it so that when one things finishes blooming another is there to start.
Happy first day of August, Linda! Your flowers look beautiful. My (pink) roses of sharon have also started to bloom.
Thanks Margie. I love the Rose of Sharon, so lovely to go out each day and see new blooms.
The Black-eyed Susan poking through the wooden trellis looks like it should be in a painting. Looks like you trained it to go through it perfectly. My plants never cooperate with me like that.
Thank you Jeannie. It took a bit of coaxing to get it to poke through the trellis, but so worth it. Happy gardening.
Linda, you have such an array of beautiful flowers once they all start, I always enjoy seeing your gardens in each stage of blooming, wonderful Linda.
Thanks Myrt, I love walking around the garden and seeing all the various plants in bloom. Hope you are having a good day.
Your garden is full of lovely colourful flowers this month! It must been wonderful having the Monarch butterflies visiting you. Sarah x
What a joy to see all your beautiful flowers. The lilies remind me so much of the ones I had back home.
Thanks for sharing.
Beautiful flowers! So colourful!