a view from the window of the rock garden
I can't believe it's already mid-July, can you?
We have had the sunniest, hottest July in several years here
in most of Canada and the gardens seem to be loving it.
The climatis in the above photo is on a lattice fence.
The lavender is putting quite a show this year and I have cut
a few small bouquets. The astilbe used to be a nice soft pink
but this year they seem to be paler.
Coneflower hasn't bloomed yet nor has the phlox.
Do you see the poppy in the front left? It has a pale pink bloom today. There is a double daisy about to bloom on the right as well
Lady's Mantle it blooming beautifully.
It takes over and spreads like a weed though.
The cosmos add a pop of rosey colour.
The potentilla is finally blooming but the Russian Sage,
barely visible on the left isn't blooming yet.
Maybe because I cut back all the dead stems in the spring.
This flower bed is out front. Hosta Wide Brim and Moonbeam
Coreopsis with some annual Nicotiana (and some weeds I see).
This Spiderwort is putting on a beautiful show of purple blooms
among the lime green leaves. Another Coreopsis here.
a collage of blooms
the day lily, 2nd down, is American Revolution
This was taken last weekend in the early morning
so it is quite bright. You can see that there are lots
of blooms on the climatis here which have since opened
up. The other side is hanging over full of blooms too
as in my first photo.
The green bush is the Hydrangea which is starting to form
buds now. It will be loaded again this year.
You can see my false sunflowers are growing up the the roof
of the garage. The sunflowers are shorter and only one is just
above the yellow signpost.
sweet pea blooms ~ They are growing like crazy and smell so good.
The Endless Summer Hydrangea is blooming like crazy!
I hope it survives the winter and produces again next year.
And this is my very first tomato plant and it has a tiny
tomato growing on it. I'm so excited! It has quite a few blossoms
on it so I may have a dozen cherry tomatoes. The poor thing is
only in a 12 inch tall clay pot and should be in a big tub. I water
it every night and on the really hot days it wilts so I have to keep
an eye on it. So far so good. :)
I am very pleased with the flower gardens this summer.
I am watering every night due to the lack of rain which is
a nuisance. We have to be careful as we are on a well so we
don't water our lawns. They are getting a bit brown in spots.
I learned on tv that the brown just means they are dormant, not dead. They will be green again in mid-August. That is always true
here and by September it is really green again.
I'm going to be linking up with A Delightsome Life
Have a great day!