Saturday, July 16, 2022

July blooms

Welcome to my central Ohio garden, zone 6a. Let's see what is blooming for Garden Blogger's Bloom Day

As always the second half of summer brings a coneflower explosion here. Nothing has flourished in my garden like the coneflowers. They definitely dominate the front garden bed, but I love the effect and so do the pollinators and other critters.

I have however been replacing some coneflowers in the front bed with other bloomers. This winter-sown blue sage (salvia farinacea) is a new addition this year and I'm loving it so far.

Two tall larkspur (delphinium exaltum) bring another pop of purple to the front bed.  

This apricot drift rose may be small but it's been blooming all summer and smells good too!

The Lavender Grosso has also been blooming all summer and I love drying it to keep inside too.

The White Swan coneflowers have been spreading a bit in the side garden, much to my delight. I love the result. I also planted a group of them I winter-sowed in the front bed, but those probably won't bloom until next year.

Zinnias will always have a place in my garden and they're so easy to grow from seed. This is Queen lime red that I'm trying for the first time.

This bee balm in the garage bed just recently started blooming.

The new agastache planted this year has been blooming for weeks, while the larger one behind it is still re-growing thanks to a severe pruning in late spring courtesy of our local deer.

This cheerful volunteer common sunflower from the bird feeder has inspired me to plant sunflowers next year.

I enjoy seeing these elephant ears rebloom each year. I'm still amazed they come back after spending the winter in a box in the basement.

That's about it for my garden this month. What's blooming in yours?


  1. I love coneflowers but regrettably they're expensive annuals for me and, with our current extreme drought, I'm afraid they wouldn't even last a season in my fast-draining sandy soil. Your Zinnia 'Queen Red Lime' is ahead of mine. I love your elephant ears and noticed that the lovely Caladium planted nearby echoes the color of your Echinacea.

  2. I'm interested (and sorry, for your sake) that deer eat your agastache! In my Astoria garden they generally leave them alone. Your echinacea are wonderful!! Thanks for visiting!


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