Garden 337

A cottage garden in an urban setting

Bloom Day, August 15, 2010

Well, we’re not in July anymore.  The day lilies are all but done.  The hydrangeas are darkening.  And the anemones are beginning to bloom.  A friend did some phantom gardening in the secret garden a couple years ago.  He plunked two little bits of anemone, one pink, the other white.  This is the first year they have bloomed.  The pink ones are in a sunnier part of the garden, so they have come on first.

Below are the today’s bloomers.

The Ever-blooming and Sweet-smelling Wild Berry Breeze Hansa Rose
Julia Child Rose
Wild Spice Hansa Rose
Tardiva Hydrangea
Hidcote Lavender in Front of Cannas
Veronica and Moonbeam Coreopsis
Phlox, Purple Fragrant Angel Coneflower, and Pink Anemone. Red Geraniums Add A Little Heat.
Datura, Nicotiana, and a Pot of Red Geraniums, All Fuzzed Together.
Phlox, Red Carpet Rose, and Red Geraniums
Red Impatiens with Stitch in Time, Allegan Fog, Dream Weaver, and Ghost Dancer Hostas
Cannas and Marigolds
Assorted Pots in the Entrance Garden
Despite a Hard Pruning Several Weeks Ago, White Dawn Continues to Bloom
Only the Coral Bells And Impatiens Are Blooming, But I Love This Shady Bed Under the Magnolia

About Me

I haven’t always been a gardener, but I have always loved gardens. It has taken 16 years to get my gardens into the shape they are today. And, I’ve had help. I’m 74 years old, have rheumatoid arthritis, and had a late stage cancer six years ago. I am, though, intrepid. I’m the kind of person who plods along, tailoring my goals as I go. Last November I had a long overdue knee replacement surgery and I’m hoping this spring, summer, and fall will be able to maintain and find even more joy working in all of my garden beds. Full disclosure, though. I have a garden guy who comes once a week to work in my gardens.


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