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Summer Blooming Flowers 7-13-2017

Happy Thursday to you all!! Looks like it I’m almost catching up with the Blooming Flowers I was able to capture. I seem to find them is spurts. Sometimes finding 30 species in a day. I think July and August are big-time blooming periods for us Midwesterners. The blooms are highly colorful, also. I feel like many of the Spring blooms are white and yellow, just my opinion. Let the flashy, colored parade begin!!

Journey to the past blooming posts  –  2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013


Dianthus ~ Cheddar pinks     ||     Achillia ~ Yarrow  (Loooove this color!!)

Lillium ~ Lily

Campanula rapunculides ~ Creeping bellflower


I knew this and forgot it. Think it starts with a ‘C’   ||  Got nothin’ =-(



Malus ~ Crabapple    ||    More Achillia ~ Yarrow


This allium was bigger than my head… that’s huge!    ||    Papaver somniferum ~ Opium poppy or garden poppy (wish I could have gotten it open…)

Lillium ~ Lily

© Ilex ~ Midwestern Plant Girl

Summer Blooming Flowers 7-12-2017

It is a sad day fellow writers! However, the battle isn’t over yet! Let’s put our big girl and boy pants on and fight!

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.flowers blooming past for here clicK: 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013

It’s almost mid-July and things are blooming all over!!!


Unknown grasses    ||    Along with some unknown seedheads!

Astragalus canadensis – Canada Milk Vetch


Nightshade bloom Tomatillo?   ||   Geum triflorum ~ Prairie smoke


Dalea purpurea ~ Purple Prairie Clover      ||     Dalea candida ~ White Prairie Clover


Eutrochium purpureum ~ Joe Pye weed     ||    Asclepias tuberosa ~ Butterfly-weed

Asclepias tuberosa ~ Butterfly-weed


Asclepias syriaca ~ common milkweed, butterfly flower   ||   Amorpha canescens ~ Leadplant

© Ilex ~ Midwestern Plant Girl

Summer Blooming Flowers 7-11-2017


Happy day to everyone!!    Click for year’s past –  2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013

Salix integra ‘Hakuro Nishiki’ ~ Dappled Willow

It’s so beautiful, even without blooms!


Convolvulus arvensis ~ Field bindweed   ||   Oenothera fruticosa ~ Sundrops

Cerastium tomentosum ~ Snow-in-summer


Cichorium intybus – Chicory    ||     Melilotus alba ~ White Sweet Clover

Check out Chicory’s Health Benefits & History HERE!



Hemerocallis ~ Stella De’oro (golder tone)     ||     Hemerocallis ~ Happy Returns (yellower tones)

Sedum and an annual – Love the color marriage here!

Hydrangea arborescense ‘Annabelle’

Monarda punctata ~ Spotted horsemint

© Ilex ~ Midwestern Plant Girl

Summer Blooming Flowers 7-10-2017

Can a Monday be any better? I mean, it’s my first full week of work, after two short weeks (and a VK), stuff that middle of cake with my husband and I both getting teeth pulled this week and ice that cake with him quitting smoking and me going on a DIE-it. What’s more to love?!? Please pray to your respective god(s) for us. I pity the troll that dares to comment this week!

Here’s some pretty flowers to help cure your case of the Moandays.

Adventure with me to the past blooming flowers: 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013


Eupatorium perfoliatum ~ Boneset (with a Dora the Explorer sock below…)   ||   Yellow Flower!

Geranium sanguineum ~ Bloody cranesbill

Geranium sanguineum  ‘Max Frei’

Geranium sanguineum ‘Album’


Heuchera ~ Coral Bells     ||     A sedge ~ I learned ‘Sedges have edges’ referring to their triangular stems.


Campanula rotundifolia ~ Harebell   ||   Gesh, nope. nothing.

Oenothera missouriensis ~ Sundrop

© Ilex ~ Midwestern Plant Girl

Door County Flowers

I can’t say enough about the beauty of Door County, Wisconsin! On top of all the nature-made stuff to ogle over, the humans do a pretty good job with the flowers. If you’re not familiar with Door County, it is a small peninsula with Lake Michigan on one side and Green Bay on the other. There are many little towns along the two main highways on each side. Many have no more than a post office, a gift shop and a bar… ya-know,  just the essentials! Ha!

Other towns really sold to the tourists. We like to visit these towns during the first few (week)days to avoid the crowds. Granted, there’s really not that many folks here. There’s no McDonald’s (no ‘chains’ of any type), amusement parks, movie theaters, water slides… Just small town charm.



This first pot looks just like mine 🙂 Good taste!!


Love the mix of sedum, succulents and annual flowers




Goats on the roof!

We found another plant kaleidoscope! I really want my hubby to make me one.

Even the Post Office was planted to the nines.

Wool RV birdhouse. Very Cute!


This spruce is a cell tower! How’s that for a disguise?!? I wish more could be made to look like trees.

© Ilex ~ Midwestern Plant Girl

Summer Blooming Flowers 7-7-2017

Happy Friday!! Have a blooming good weekend =-)

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Hydrangea paniculata ‘Tardiva’        ||        Hydrangea quercifolia ~ Oakleaf hydrangea

Looks like a red oak leaf, to me!


Hydrangea paniculata ‘Limelight    ||   On a Stick!! (on standard is the real term)

Rhus typhina ‘Tigereye’ or ‘Bailtiger’~ Tiger eye sumac

Coreopsis verticillata




Perovskia atriplicifolia ~ Russian Sage     ||     Alcea rosea ~ Hollyhock

(Sometimes referred as “The outhouse Flower”, ‘cuz guess what they usually surrounded?)

Coronilla varia or Securigera varia (dam botanists!!)  ~ Crown vetch

© Ilex ~ Midwestern Plant Girl

Summer Blooming Flowers 7-6-2017

My Monday this week. Wish me luck 😉

All of these were taken at my favorite, wholesale, perennial nursery.

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Little Moonshine Yarrow (Achillia hybrid), just waiting to be adopted!

Their cousin, Apple Blossom Yarrow


Hemerocallis ‘Ruby Stella and Mauna Loa – Love the orange!!

Veronica longifolia ~ Charlotte Speedwell

ASTILBE Everywhere!

Veronica hybrid ~ Sunny Border Blues Speedwell


Gaillardia aristata ~ Gallo Dark Bicolour Blanket Flower || A blanket flower without a name!

I was chatting with the nursery owner about this one. I said I hadn’t noticed it in her catalog. She said her seed source had sent them by mistake. She noticed the baby leaves were a bit funky, yet let them grow. She only got about 50 that look like this. I’ve already reserved 5! I’ve just got to try them =-)


Gaillardia aristata ~ Gallo Peach Blanket Flower  ||  Astilbe ‘Vision in White’ False Spirea

© Ilex ~ Midwestern Plant Girl

Summer Blooming Flowers 7-5-2017

Remember? I took that extra day off. That day is today. Most folks are back at their desks and I’m just starting to stretch in my bed, probably rolling over to cuddle Oreo and go back to sleep. Yawn. Zzzzzzzzz

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Penstemon digitalis ~ Husker Red Beardtounge

Monarda didyma ~ Gardenview Scarlet’ ~ Beebalm


Monarda didyma ‘Petite Delight’     ||     Monarda didyma ‘Purple Lace’

Both of these are dwarf varieties that are under 15″. If you thought you had to small of a garden for regular Beebalm, try one of these!

Astrantia major  ~ Vanilla Gorilla Masterwort   Love This!!!

Achillea millefolium ~ Pomegranate Yarrow


Rudbeckia triloba ~ ‘Prairie Glow’ Brown Eyed Susan    ||     Spigelia marilandica ~ Indian pink


Phlox paniculata ~ ‘Franz Schubert     ||     Veronicastrum viginicum ~ Black Towers Culver’s Root

Are you seeing double? Nope. This one is Nepeta faassenii ~ Walkers Low Catmint 18″ – 24″ Tall

And this one is Nepeta faassenii ~ Junior Walkers Low Catmint 15″ – 18″ Tall

© Ilex ~ Midwestern Plant Girl

Summer Blooming Flowers 7-3-2017

Huh. No landscape sized photos today…

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Gonna start with an I don’t know. So there.   ||  Geranium sanguineum~ Cranes bill


Trifolium pratense ~ Red Clove    ||    Potentilla recta ~ Sulphur Cinquefoil


Hedge Bindweed ~ Calystegia sepium   ||   Yummy raspberries!


Phlox paniculata ~ Bright Eyes Phlox    ||    Look! A Squirrel! Nope don’t know this one either…


Leucanthemum × superbum ~ Shasta daisy     || And a favorite! The Elderberry ~ sambucus canadensis

© Ilex ~ Midwestern Plant Girl