Garden Bloggers Bloomday for July 2022
I had no clue that today was the 15th of the month until quite late in the morning. Fortunately the marine layer was still in place so I didn't have to take pics in full sun. Oddly we are having June Gloom in July this year which has been moderating the temps nicely. I will no doubt improve at navigating dates and times when I have a couple more weeks of retirement in the can.I do have a desk calendar and a wall calendar and plenty of electronic devices that will tell me what day it all, but one must look at them to be informed. Here then are some of the flower offerings from my garden this month.
Roses are flushing out again, and even the foliage looks decent since the spring rain patterns this year did not favor blackspot.
First up is the beast of a climber Sombreuil.
The David Austin selection 'Happy Child'
'Gruss an Aachen'
Dahlia season is just kicking off. Dahlias are just not particularly garden worthy here- the flowers look great but the plants are seemingly always under attack by spider mites, leaf-miner and this year we added whitefly into the mix. Now that I have more time to baby them I am hoping I can keep them at least somewhat decent looking.
'David Howard' , new to me this year after finally locating it at Longfield Gardens . A very saturated orange with bronze foliage and stems, supposedly excellent for cutting.
Bronze Fennel, also grown for cutting. I've grown this from time to time, and have never known it to reseed in my garden.
'Miss Libby' -freebie that can with my spring order from The Lily Garden.
Went a litttle gaudy on the hell strip this year. I planted a couple dozen Benarys Giant Zinnias that I started from seed . This has been such a success , I've ordered 2 more colors for next year.
Still a few Lilies to enjoy. This is 'Carte Blanche' .
A freebie from B&D came unnamed.
Hydrangea paniculata 'Pee Gee' not flopping (yet).
Thats it , and you can visit Carol at May Dreams Gardens to get a taste of what other garden bloggers have to share this month.