Blooming mid-July

Where to start?  I could fill pages with all the wonderful blossoms.  We have had good growing conditions – just enough rain , not too many super hot days and no severe storms.   Although the rabbits continue to visit, they seem content to nibble the clover and leave the tall plants alone.

Here’s a couple of views from an upstairs window




I have a new daylily this year – a gift from friend Laura S.  It is called Laughing Giraffe – aptly named I think


Daylilies, Veronica and Lamb’s Ears


The tropicals are enjoying the summer weather.   This is an elephant ear that I’ve had for 5 years now.  I bring it into the basement every fall and ignore it and bring it back out in the spring.  It is beginning to fill the corner in the grilling area.


This is an elephant ear blossom.


The Brugmansia is blooming already.  I repotted it this spring and it seems pretty happy.  I purchased it in a little 4 inch pot from Logee’s Greenhouse five years ago  and look at it now.  It is called Jean Pasco.  The aroma is intoxicating in the evening.


This Cimicifuga racemosa is getting huge.  I love the way it dances over the veggie garden fence.


Daylilies and Gooseneck loosestrife (Lysimachia clethroides) competing for attention in the meadow now that the Lupine have gone by