Sunday, July 29, 2018

My Mid-July Garden 2018

 A few days ago I was out in my garden taking pictures to do a garden post.   As I was going through and editing the pictures I saw these pictures on my computer and realized I never showed you my mid-July garden photos.  So, even though it's the end of July 😢, I will show you what my garden looked like a few weeks ago, then next week or the week after I will post my end of July pictures.

This is a new Cosmos plant I tried this year and I absolutely love it!  The colors are so vibrant!  I have it in yellow and orange.  I bought them on clearance at a greenhouse closing for the summer, so they only had a few left.  Next year, I'm heading straight to that greenhouse in early spring so I can get a boat load of them.

Here is the yellow version of the same plant.  They are so healthy and bloom constantly.

My spirea bushes looked gorgeous this year.  I have them in light pink and this darker pink.  This fuchsia pink is my favorite.

Here is one of the spirea bush blooms close up.

I love to use Stella d' oro Daylilies as edgers.  They stay nice and low and look beautiful in bloom or when just green.

Here is a close up of the Stella d'oro Daylily.

My Hibiscus tree is still blooming beautifully.  They just had them on clearance for only $5.00 at a local home improvement store, so I bought another one in peach.  I will bring them in for the winter.

I don't know what I'd do without Viburnum bushes in my garden.  If you can only plant one bush in your yard, I'd recommend a Viburnum bush.  They grow in sun or shade, they provide such a pop of color, and they are in bloom for such a long time.  The blooms dry right on the bush and even change colors.  They provide interest all season long!  Here is a pink one in the foreground and the large Annabelle in the distance.

Now for some close-ups of the Annabelle Hydrangea.  It's getting quite large.  I should start thinking about digging up portions and moving to other spots along my yard.  Maybe my fence line?

I love to nestle my angel statue inside it's beautiful blooms.

These blooms are just so gorgeous!  I just cut a bunch and brought them inside.  They look gorgeous in an arrangement.

And here is a close up of the pink "Endless Summer" hydrangea.  Such a pretty color!

I was very pleased with the number of blooms I got from this bush this year.

All the Asiatic Lilies are finished blooming now.  I only got one picture of a reddish orange one to share.  I have many different colors and varieties, but unfortunately never took the time to photograph any of the others.

Another edger I use is the yellow flowering green sedum.

It is everywhere in my yard.  Here you can see it bordering a retaining wall.

 And finally, my favorite clematis.  I just love it's large blooms!

More pictures coming soon!

Have a Great Day!  Amy

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  1. What a beautiful garden! I love how colourful all the flowers are, so pretty!

    Hope you are having a nice weekend! :) It's a busy one here, lots of rushing around, but also some family time which is nice :)

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    1. Thanks Mica! I'm having a wonderful weekend because my grand baby is here!

  2. So many beautiful blooms Amy! Your garden amazes me every year! I wanted to plant a couple of Viburnum bushes this spring, but decided to wait until next year because of our planned trip we took this year (I wanted to be sure it's getting enough water.) Love how you set up the clematis with the chicken type wire behind it.

    1. Oh, you will love Vibernum bushes. They give so much and require no care. Yes, the clematis just climbs the post better with chicken wire behind it.

  3. Lovely. I'm always so impressed that you have so many flowering plants, and all flowering so profusely. Well done, it's clear that you love your garden. Hugs, x

  4. I love that jumpsuit! So cute! And omg your flower garden is amazing!

  5. I love your garden. The Hydrangeas are so beautiful. I love the lilies too. Thanks for sharing on Sunday's Best.

  6. Everything looks so pretty, love the shed!


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