Garden Bloggers Bloom Day–July 15th

Welcome to Garden Bloggers Bloom Day where we share what is blooming in our location the 15thof July.  In our Plant Exchange region, we are USDA Zone 4b – 5a.  We’ve had extra rain the past month, especially beneficial to trees, shrubs and perennials.

One example of returning perennial is the Butterfly Weed. They were started from seed for last year’s season and have come back again. The plan is to establish them along with Rudbeckia in this bed.

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White flowers, such as impatiens, draw the eye to window boxes, but then allow free choice of flowers in containers nearby and easy changes of color themes over the season.

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Zinnias are planted beside marigolds that will soon bloom. With rain, some of the seeds moved or never germinated, so these seeds were re-planted in late May and now fill the beds. Planting seeds directly in the beds does require more patience than planting transplants that are ready to bloom. Luckily other plants in the bed such as coreopsis were in full bloom earlier.

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First time to try the annual Calendula in a flowerbed. First blooms.

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Echinacea ‘Pow Wow’ grows well from seed as does the native mother plant. This is the third season for some of these plants.

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Rain has been kind to daylilies in full bloom here.

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Thank you for letting us share our flowers with you. We hope you will return to Plant Exchange to see other topics about plants of our region and people who grow them.

If you’re ready to see what is blooming in Indiana, Carol awaits at May Dreams Gardens to show you her plants in bloom. Go to her post on July 15thand at the end, you will see a list of other garden bloggers from around the United States and in other countries that await to show you their blooms these days.  Here’s Carol’s link:  http://www.maydreamsgardens.com

 

 

 

One thought on “Garden Bloggers Bloom Day–July 15th

  1. The first two are compelling. I just planted my first butterfly weed. It was not my idea, but was picked out for a small new landscape. I normally dislike fads, but I do find this one compelling because I never grew it before. I do not know what it does in winter. It does not get cold here.
    We also planted impatiens earlier as warm season annuals. They had been unavailable for years because of a mildew disease that growers had been unable to control. I do not know what happened with the disease. It came and went before I ever saw it. Nonetheless, I was surprises when my colleague picked up a few flats of them from the grower.

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