Saturday, August 15, 2015

One Bloomin' Season - Garden Blogger's Bloom Day

I'm a few days early this week with my garden post so that it aligns with Garden Blogger's Bloom Day posts.  While the flower displays of daylilies wind down, and garden clean-up looms, there are still many flowers to see.  A few daylilies are still performing, though.



Above is Bright Memories and right is Oriental Ruby.  These two plants have a very long bloom season.  The red plant is also loved by deer, so the plants in the front yard are being moved into the back area and some non-tasty varieties, like Black-eyed Susans, will take their place.



While this is not the prettiest plant in the yard, it does fill in spots.  All spots.  My neighbor has this in his front yard with Shasta daisies and the deer have eaten 'nada'.  I have lots of daylilies, but really do not like growing them for 'deer food.'

This is also a great time for the 'fragrant' hostas, another deer favorite in case you are interested.  The largest blooms are on Hosta plantaginea 'Fragrant'.  And the smell is heavenly.

Other fragrant bloomers are H. 'Royal Standard', H. 'Honeybells', and H. 'Guacamole', in order below.



Filling in the beds for color are Joe Pye weed and physostegia, the not-so Obedient Plant,

lots of yarrow and helopsis, too.


And closer to the ground is this self-seeding euphorbia.  I love free plants.

A sedum 'Matrona' is starting to bloom, with the blossoms all leaning over.

Limelight hydrangeas
and Pinky-Winky hydrangea are putting on a very nice show this year.
and several different rose hibiscus are blooming including this lovely pure white with red center.

It is a wonderful time to stop and enjoy the flowers.  And this wonderful lavender Rose of Sharon that grew from a seed.

Thanks for stopping by.

12 comments:

  1. With all your wildlife problems (I can't complain, compared to you) you still manage to grow such a lovely garden. My friend in the country near Binghamton, NY (they do have deer problems - and bear problems - where she lives) has had good luck with H. Guacamole. My hostas (I only have three varieties) are all done. I should look into one of these late varieties. Alana ramblinwitham.blogspot.com

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    1. I love 'Guacamole'. You should try it. Most of the fragrant ones bloom late. I am still waiting for one to open. With over 50 varieties of hosta, one is always blooming. No bears here, yet, lol.

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  2. Hostas seem to be popular everywhere. I sometimes wish we had a garden. Have to make do with my geraniums in a pot and a few herbs. Your garden is really lovely you must enjoy looking at it especially after the hard work you put in.

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    1. I know I will miss my garden when the time comes to move into someplace more manageable, like a condo or apartment.

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  3. Hostas are great for shade and I didn't know some have a lovely smell. I love black eyed Susan and if the deer don't like them then all the better

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    1. But many hostas love sun, especially the gold colored ones. Just bought another hosta this morning.

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  4. I love Bloom Day that lets me visit beautiful gardens like yours. Mine is not quite so floriferous at this time of the year, but if you visit now you have a chance to win a beautiful book, Beardless Irises. I will do a drawing on August 19. Just click here http://tinyurl.com/p9mn5n6

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    1. Yes, but you have two gardens to take care of. I cannot imagine doing that. And you grow such beautiful roses that I am envious of. Thanks for stopping by.

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  5. I wish I did better with Hostas, they are so pretty! Your garden is just gorgeous!

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    1. Thank you. All of my friends are complaining about slugs destroying their hostas this year. For some reason they haven't been a problem for me this year.

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  6. I tried to comment on your INCREDIBLE gardening skills last week, Denise, but the publishing gods were against me again. I'm thinking blogger sees my wordpress address and boots me right out into the street.
    Regardless, I thought I'd try one more time.
    BEAUTIFUL. And breathtaking. I can practically smell the perfumes from my side of the screen.
    Thank you for sharing your talents!

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    1. OK. Well, the email gods are AOL are making my life miserable. So much for linking accounts there because they keep logging me off. I should listen to my kids and get rid of it but what a pain that would be. Glad you appreciate the flowers. Sorry I can't share the smell which is heavenly. And attracts deer. ;(

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