Saturday, July 6, 2013

What's Bloomin' Round Here In July?

Here is an addition I made to this flower bed, a terra cotta pot stacked birdbath.  Hopefully the birds will be enticed by the bright colors.

This is some crocosmia (Lucifer red) that I planted last year.  I love the pop of red it gives the flower bed.
This is some pretty pink phlox.  I also have some white phlox but it hasn't bloomed yet.

This is a daylily.  I used to have a whole bunch of them but pulled out most because they got too greedy with the space and began invading other plant's territories.

This is a hydrangea in the back yard, the blue is so pretty.  You don't see too many flowers in the blue family.

This hydrangea is in the front flower bed and is varying shades of purple.

 With all the flowers in bloom I sometimes forget to cut some to enjoy in the house.  Here is a mixture of lilies, liatris, salvia, astillbe, hydrangea and even a gladiola hiding in the back.
I get my love of flowers from my grandfather (my mom's dad).  He was always working in his yard and garden adding new things.  We always swore that it was because of his chewing tobacco habit, he would spit that stuff everywhere and the flowers loved it.  Kind of gross but hey, it seemed to work.

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Amy @ Keep'n The SunnySide said...

Gorgeous! I especially love those blue hydrangeas. The color is so vivid. Cute bird bath too.

Quiltingranny said...

Connie, your garden is just beautiful and I am going to have to make one of those fun bird baths. Could you mention our quilt drive for the Granite Mountain fire fighters on your blog? We are still needing around 26 quilts!

Welcome to the Garden of Egan said...

I love the birdbath!
Your flowers and yard are so beautiful!

Patricia said...

That bird bath is really cute. It looks like your climate is a bit kinder to flowers and gardens than ours is. I especially like the crocosmia. I've seen it over on the coast and it's just beautiful. I tried growing it last year, but it didn't make it.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

You have a lovely garden, Connie! I love the pot bird bath.

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