Friday, July 17, 2015

July Bloom Day (I'm late to the party!)

I have so enjoyed seeing what's blooming in others' gardens on Bloom Day.  It's a series of inspiring armchair garden tours, seeing what everyone grows that I do, or don't and wish I did, how they combine plants, and what they choose to highlight.  I'm finally participating with images from my own garden, though I'm several days late. For more Bloom Day coverage go to May Dreams Garden   So here goes:

Begonia 'Bepared' Dragon Wing Red

Clethra barbinervis,  Japanese  Clethra

Begonia (If anyone knows which one, I'd love to know)
Spirea, maybe 'Magic Carpet' ,  in a trough 

Astilbe chinensis 'Pumila' with Osmunda regalis to the left and Carex pensylvanica below

Alternanthera 'Purple Knight' with unknown Begonia 

Aesculus parviflora, Bottlebrush Buckeye

Rudeeckia volunteer 
Thalictrum rochebruneanum, Meadow rue

Agastache 'Summer Sunset' and  A. 'Tango' 
Eutrochium maculatum 'Gateway', Joe Pye Weed

Echinacea 'Ruby Star'
Hosta 'Sum and Substance' with Hakonekloa macra  'Aureola '  
Callirhoe involucrata, Wine cups

Eryngium yuccifolium, Rattlesnake master
Portulaca 'Pazazz' series ? 
Hydrangea quercifolia, (could be 'Snow Queen' ) Oakleaf Hydrangea
Veronicastrum virginicum 'Lavendar Towers', Culvers Root

Ligularia 'Desdemona' (I think)  in bud with Dryopteris goldiana 

Liatris spicata 'Alba',  Blazing Star, through the inflorescence of Calamagrostis 'Karl Foerster' 

The fruit on Rhus  'Laciniata' , Cutleaf  Sumac 

Rehmannia angulata  'Rufus', Chinese Foxglove 


  1. Very interesting liatris -- how big is that? I like your photo of the clethra - nicely done with the light from above and a little behind.

  2. Ray, the Liatris is probably 2.5 feet tall. The white form is a little less common. Thanks for visiting. Sarah

  3. Good to see you blogging again, and what great photos! Sorry I didn't say hi at the meeting tonight, the talk ran later than I expected and we had to rush out.