July is lily time in my garden. It seems that the lilies and the hosta bloom at the same time. Many gardeners don’t appreciate the hosta bloom, but I like their bloom. Over the years I have added many daylilies, starting with the old favorite ‘Hyperion.’ Some are unnamed from an original collection from White Flower Farm. There were a couple interesting ones in their blend, but I think it is better to know what you are getting. The true lilies (Lillium) thrill be as much as the day lilies (Hemerocalis) and you don’t have all that dead heading. Things are getting interesting along the pond where I pretty much let Nature take its course. The Filipendula, the thermopsis, the monarda, day lilies all clamber for sun under the weeping willow. A few roses
continue but they are beginning the mid-Summer lull. The milkweed was extraordinary last week,
but the butterflies did not appear. I worry about that. On the deck, the bloom is promising.
Some agapanthus have more energy than I in this hot and humid weather. They are beginning to start the fireworks! They look well with the cannas. This gladiola lives in a pot year round. The Dutchman’s Pipe (behind)adds a cool green note – so badly needed and such a visual relief on a HOT HOT day. Speaking of hot, one dear climber never appreciates the heat, poor sweet peas. But there are other climbers in my garden that thrive.
You may notice fences of all kinds in the backgrounds of my photos. I am not fence crazy, but they are a necessity because of our adored pets, two dear Cavalier King Charles spaniels. These two would be off chasing chipmunks and squirrels if not for the fencing!
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