Monday, July 20, 2015

One Bloomin' Season - 'Hot and Humid Nights to be Expected'

I haven't won a lot of contests over they years, but I have won a few.  There was a radio contest back in 1962 after the death of Marilyn Monroe.  I don't remember which radio station sponsored it, but I won by knowing the most names of movies she appeared in.  Before the days of 'googling', one had to rely on one's memory or the local library.

Anyway, I won an album of her songs from motion pictures, one of which was 'There's No Business Like Show Business' with the song 'Heat Wave' from which the 'hot and humid' originates.

So, my little factoid and diversion before jumping into this week's garden tour.  Lots of maintenance made difficult by heat and humidity which is supposed to let up today.  Welcome to my garden with a view from the patio.

So, let's dispense with hostas that are blooming, though for the most part it is those green leaves I love.  At the end of the above walk there is a turn and then a bridge to cross.  This is H. 'Krossa Regal' which grows on both sides.  Not only is the foliage a lovely blue in spring then turning more blue-green later, the lavender flowers are nearly five feet tall or more.
And who doesn't love Christmas in July, with H. 'Christmas Tree' blooming.
Here is H. 'Dancing Queen', which I bought because of leaf color not flowers, which are no big deal.
And with thoughts of cooling off, H. 'Lakeside Rhapsody' is blooming with a lovely white flower.
But the real show is being put on by the daylilies.  Again.  So here goes.  Candy anyone?
Blueberry Candy
Strawberry Candy
Bright Memories
Creepy Crawler
Iron Gate Glacier with a wonderful fragrance
The small Pardon Me daylily that produces 'oodles' of flowers
Scarlock, one of my favorites
Sing Holly

Hope you enjoyed this week's picture.  Have a great week.


  1. Loved the pictures. I would really like to visit your garden. I was thinking of you at 12:30 this morning. Having trouble sleeping, finally drifted off when some damned fool let off some fireworks. About three or four bangers. I got up and could see someone in the park with a flashlight. I was not a happy camper.

    I also thought of you on Saturday, my friends have some hostas in their garden too and at least I knew what the were thanks to you.

    1. I have gotten several signatures today on my fireworks petition. Sorry you have to deal with it too. Yesterday I called the police at 8:30 pm asking what all the racket was that had been going on all afternoon. Was told that a synagogue 1/2 mile away had an outdoor permit which basically lets them make as much noise as they want. The 'disturbing the peace' ordinance doesn't apply if you get permission to make a lot of noise. Ridiculous!

  2. Your garden is beautiful and I hope you enter on a garden tour so people can see how much effort you put into this. It must smell divine. This is an old record for sure and I wonder how many movies did you get?? Do you remember? Love that album which might be a collector's album now

    1. It may be a collector's item but I lost the picture that came with it. And I pretty much wore it out listening to it. Have no idea how many movies I listed but probably don't remember half of them now, lol.

  3. I just love the lushness of the garden!

    1. Thanks. Too bad 'lushness' doesn't come without work.


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