Summer Blooming Flowers 7-31-2014

I can’t believe July is over.

I’ve always had a keen sense of time. I can set the microwave, go sit in the living room, get-up and have my hand on the microwave handle as it dings. I know, to the second, when the 15 minute cycle of bubbles in the hot tub is over. Sometimes this comes in handy however, as I get older, I can really feel the passing of time. I know I am not alone in this. I just searched about this topic and found a great, quick article in Psychology Today.

In summary, when we’re young, we have many first experiences. Life is exciting and you can’t wait to live each minute that the anticipation slows time down for you. Once you’ve grown up, life settles down and there’s not as much you’ve not seen before. There is much less anticipation being built-up because we settle into a routine. The experts say to start and continue to do new things. Don’t do the same things every year, see new places, make new friends, hey, maybe even start a new career! (nudging myself!).

Click HERE to see what was blooming last year!image

Lotus corniculatus – Birds foot Trefoil


Typha angustifolia – Narrow leafed cattail


Eustoma Grandiflorum – lisianthus – an annual here.


Saponaria officinalis – Soapwort or bouncing bet

You can make soap out of the roots.


Capsicum annuum – Green bell pepper


Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Bailmer’- Endless summer


Only got centaurea… nothing more specific


Possible the same plant!! Doh!


Sunny Anniversary AbeliaΒ ‘Minduo’ – not exactly a zone 5 plant. Really a zone 6. If you really, really want one, you’d have to plant in a very protected area out of the wind.




Yup! it was good. =-D

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11 thoughts on “Summer Blooming Flowers 7-31-2014

      • thanks I will look if they have this plants here or if I can order them online (our garden center has not much more than potatoes or camelias it’s not really a pleasure to shop there)


          • I found one in an online store and they even have this fabulous grass (Imperata cylindica, Festuca glauca, Carex ashimens) I always wanted :o) have you heard about blue palms once? the name is Chamaerops humilis Cerifera, is that a difficile thingy or a plant for everybody?


            • I’m glad you were able to find a plant store you liked! =-)
              I checked out France’s ‘hardiness zones’ as I was unfamiliar with your climate over there… WOW! Although you are farther north than me, your climate is WAY warmer than mine.. I’m SOOO jealous!!
              All the grasses you listed grow by me also, I do love the Japanese bloodgrass (Imperata cylindica), VERY red.
              So, I looked at the blue palm’s info. Looks like a really easy.. (Ha! EASY!) plant to grow and care for. I see it’s a hardiness zone of 8-11. All of France fits into that spread. I’ve got a houseplant that is close to this and it gives me no trouble at all. Hope that helped!!


  1. I really like where your thoughts were going with that. I love this about my toddler, going “oohhh!” At so many things for the first time, really renews my own sense of wonder. Trying new things is great advice, I’m gonna do that more!


    • I think I miss the whole ‘new’ thang with not having chitlins’…
      However, you also inspired me with your last post about treating your temple better! That’s part of it also. Making your life more full and meaningful, and that is a personal experience.


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