Summer Blooming Flowers 7-15-2015

Happy Humpday my friends!!

Tomorrow, the shackles that keep me attached to my desk get unlocked and I get a field trip day into the wilderness!! Now, before everyone congratulates me, I will be in a rain garden weeding. The only reason I’m in the muck is that I’m the only one in the company that can ID grasses & sedges from cattails and phragmites. So, in essence, I’m leaving my cushy desk job to weed and I’m excited about it!! Gesh, do you think I’m in the wrong position here?! I should be a maintenance manager not an estimator. Oh well.

Want to see what was blooming in 2013 or blooming in 2014? Click respectively.

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Veronica ‘Eveline’ ~ Speedwell

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Yucca filamentosaย ~ Yucca or Adam’s Needle

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Pennisetum setaceum ‘Red Riding Hood’ ~ fountain grass

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Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Twist And Shout’

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Aegopodium podograria ‘Variegatum’ ~ Bishops weed, Goutweed, Snow on the Mountain

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One size DOES NOT fit all =-) These are adorable, IMO!!

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Hemerocallis ‘Ruby Stella’

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File this under ‘Not Sure’ =-0 In the Echinacea family.

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Monarda didyma ‘Raspberry Wine’ ~ Bee balm

These were supposed to be the ‘Very mildew resistant’, however check out the powdery mildew on the leaves. It has been a harsh year for gardeners with fungus susceptible plants. Not much we can do about it now.

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Geum coccineum ‘Cooky’ ~ Avens

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Playing with my fisheye lens and lantana. So cute!!

ยฉ Ilex ~ Midwestern Plant Girl

20 thoughts on “Summer Blooming Flowers 7-15-2015

  1. I never saw a yucca that way, fabulous! I like the colored grass and we ordered blue, red and white plants… but sadly they all were goners, no idea why. Maybe it isn’t the best idea to order plants online? (Easy has a serious alibi )

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    • Bummer! It’s not that online is bad, it’s just where the plants are coming from (maybe a warmer region than yours) and if the nursery is reputable. Try to buy from someplace colder than you. . To try to get hardier stock. Sales on perennials should start happening soon. Nose around some nurseries.
      And we’re sure Easy’s alibi is sound? ๐Ÿ˜‰

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      • I agree… and I remember the monkey puzzle araucaria I bought once… I was puzzled too as it said bye within two weeks… the seller told me that a climatic change is like poison for such a tree… butt he shared this wisdom after I paid a fortune for that tree :o(

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          • they grow slowly so I bought a bigger tree… boy that thingy ripped a big hole in my wallet :o) butt I still want such a tree, they look great. One of our neighbors cut one last year, because his living room became dark after the years, there was sadly no chance to get this giant tree out without a truck or heavy equipment, I cried and walked away as I saw the killed tree :o(

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    • I love it also. It’s easy for beginner hydrangea owners, as they can’t mess up on the pruning. These bloom on new and old wood, so you can’t accidentally prune the blooms off and have a non blooming shrub.

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    • Wow, one man’s treasure… another man’s bane! This is why we all should stick with plants from our own regions. At least here, it would die in our winter. I think there are many things that should never be moved from their original locations, as they cause problems in their new homes. ..

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  2. Lovely! So many of these are derived from traditional medicinal plants. I once lived in a Revolutionary War era house in New England that had a classic Sundial design herb garden, with the ORIGINAL plants! Of course those old varieties had to be hardy, and as we know, the medicinals that thrive on poor soul are the most potent. Hmm, I think that applies to people too! The original gardener had the plants grouped according to their uses, separated by stone walks, with a couple of stone benches places where one could inhale the lovely aromatics. Just sitting there on a warm afternoon inhaling the medicines and listening to the bees was rejuvenating. I’ve always wanted to recreate that garden, but I’m destined to be a gypsy, so I guess not.

    Really, you should be estimating plants outdoors!

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    • The sundial garden sure would have been a treat to see! I can imagine the beauty of enjoying a nice rest on the bench… bees humming, breeze blowing, birds singing, flowers smelling… great times! This sure would make for a great ‘office’!

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