Welcome to Plant Exchange blog. Today we’re celebrating Garden Bloggers Bloom Day for July! We celebrate around the United States and in other countries. In South Dakota, USDA Zone 4-5a, we are in the midst of a hot, dry summer.
At Plant Exchange blog we looked around us for the beauty of these days. The perennial Clematis x jackmanni has been around gardens since 1862. Its beauty and ease of care once established are reasons we select this plant to feature. Vining plants have lots to offer in height and economy of space, yet here the season is short enough to challenge growing them.
A tribute to this day is today’s daylily.
Hollyhocks bloom the second year of growth, but in this region, they re-seed well enough that they appear as if perennials.
Perennial Creeping Phlox add color and soften the hardscape edging.
Perennial Coreopsis in this raised bed has been in bloom since May. I shirred the spent blooms and now we have a second flush of color.
Perennial Echinacea ‘Pow Wow’ grows about a foot tall and makes a great corner flash of color in a flowerbed. These Echinacea, the Coreopsis and hollyhocks were grown from seed.
White windowbox flowers are now tall enough to be seen. Cool spring seemed to delay them, but now they lightly accent as intended.
We hope you take time to look around your surroundings for the beauty in this day. Thank you for your visit to our weekly blog featuring many people who like plants and how they grow them. Thanks for the “Likes” and for our loyal “Followers.
Are you ready to see what’s in bloom for July Garden Bloggers Bloom Day in Indianapolis, Indiana? Go to the link provided to “May Dreams Gardens” to enjoy Carol Michael’s garden. Then at the end of her blog, see all the other garden bloggers from the United States and other countries waiting to show you their flowers! Here’s the link: