Summer Blooming Flowers 6-24-2015

Happy Wednesday to you all!

In 7 days, we will be off to Southern Wisconsin to camp on the Sugar River. I’m really hoping that Mother Nature cooperates and either holds back her rain or maybe only rain at night.

Here’s what was blooming in 2013 and what was blooming in 2014.


Solanum dulcamara ~ bittersweet, bittersweet nightshade, bitter nightshade, blue bindweed, Amara Dulcis, climbing nightshade, fellenwort, felonwood, poisonberry, poisonflower, scarlet berry, snakeberry, trailing bittersweet, trailing nightshade, violet bloom, or woody nightshade.

Lots of common names for this one, however no need to form a relationship with this dangerous fellow. These are  noxious weeds here in the Midwest.


Stylophorum diphyllum ~ celandine-poppy, wood poppy, poppywort

These are the seedheads… How cute are these?!?!


Iris + Iris = Awesome!


Gaillardia x grandiflora ‘Goblin’ ~ Blanketflower

Recognize this guy? Yup. My Gravatar! Another fav of mine =-D


Penstemon ‘Red Riding Hood’ ~ Beard-tounge


Centaurea montana ~ Blue cornflower, bachelor button


Oenothera macrocarpa  ~ Missouri Evening Primrose, Ozark Sundrop


Lychnis chalcedonica ~ Maltese cross, ragged robin, champion

This photo doesn’t do it justice with the brightness of the red-orange.


Thymus praecox ‘Highland cream’ ~ Ornamental Thyme


Spiraea japonica ‘Little Princess’ ~ Spirea

Philadelphus (Mock Orange) x. ‘Buckley’s Quill’ ~ Buckley’s Quill Mockorange
I have been long awaiting (2 years!) the availability of this plant in a nursery near me. Finally, I got my hands on 5 for my front garden. These are right in my front yard and are under my livingroom windows where the wind tends to blow. Many gardeners consider this plant ‘messy & one-seasoned’, however I find it beautiful and worthy of the front yard. =-)

So beautiful and smell so sweet!

© Ilex ~ Midwestern Plant Girl

13 thoughts on “Summer Blooming Flowers 6-24-2015

  1. I love the “double” iris… I will get some next year too :o) I rescued some cape jasmins (gardenia jasminoides) from the trashcan (3pcs for 20 cents)… do you think they have a chance or are they sensitive plants? they look not good, but the roots are ok :o)


    • Ooh! Great steal!
      Are you keeping them in pots or planting outside? I think you may be too cold for in-the-ground outside.
      They are sensitive to watering, temperature and iron deficiency. Not to hard to deal with!
      Water only when dry. They like humidity, but no overwatering. Flower buds may drop if the temperature fluctuates too much. They do like a cool evening temp, tho. Don’t have them near a dark surface (asphalt or dark brick) where the heat will dissipate at night. If you get yellow leaves, you’re either overwatering or iron deficit. They like acid soil, try to use rainwater. To help iron deficiency, add chelated (sequestered) iron.
      I hope that helps!


      • I placed them in a box on the windowsill, next to the ugliest geranium of slice earth. we mostly use rainwater. I removed all the dead leaves and I hope they will make it… it’s a place without much wind and they are covered from hard rain too… :o)


  2. love;y flowers 😀 The sundrop is has a nice different shape 🙂 I think we grow the white flower in the bottom too except I don’t the name for it, it has an nice smell 🙂 Ornamental thyme are a real beauty, do they grow in hot climate ?


  3. I like the mock orange and my mother had one that I can still see blooming in my mind, of course. I have meant to look for one in the nursery and now you have reminded me to look for one next spring. Yours will be so pretty in a front of your house.


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