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Wednesday, July 15, 2009

July Blooms

Well, my foxgloves are gone... What is next?



A clump of these daylilies, below, was bought for 50 cents at some fuchsia sale. I bought several fuchsias, too!


Below: this is the very first bloom on my new Mr.Lincoln that my mother-in-law, Mary, gave me last spring. Thank you dear Mary!






Silene armeria (earlier posts: What plant is this? HELP!, I lived with a stranger for 4 years... ) is finishing its bright pink show, but some plants still look fresh!


Thank you Jack, my yoga buddy, for giving me many dahlias, including this one:


Rugosa Rose. Good one, but spreads crazily!


These are the beans from my experiment (post Secret Life of Beans. )


Spiderwort and grape leaves:



Below: Calabracoa.
This annual is a great improvement on the original Million Bells. It has self cleaning flowers that last from spring to mid fall.
Guess what were the most attractive words in this description for me? Yes, self cleaning! Is there such a thing as Self Cleaning House?



I started to put fuchsias in my garden only several years ago.
In Russia, they are grown as house plants.


This shrub rose below, Carefree Marvel, got eaten badly by a deer before I sprayed it with Liquid Fence.
I am so glad it's able to show her lovely blooms!


For me, there is no better annual than a reliable, easy geranium (if to be correct - pelargonium):







The picture below is my favorite in this post. It is Regensberg Floribunda.
The label says: "Bright white painted with hot pink". For me, it looks more like bright pink painted with white...
It has sweet apple fragnance.



For more blooms go to Carol's May Dreams Garden.

52 comments:

  1. Tatyana, not only do you have beautiful blooms but also great photo shots! Happy GBBD!
    Your garden is dreamy.

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  2. Gorgeous July blooms!

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  3. Your blooms are fantastic!~ How on earth do you get those daisies to stand upright?

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  4. Thank you Tina and Cathy! I enjoyed your July blooms!

    Heather, I have no idea! They stand like that every year. I have another clump in the area where they are reached by sprinklers. Those are in a horizontal position right now! The area on the picture has the sprinklers turned off all the time, because I don't want to make tomato plants leaves wet. Maybe, this is the answer?!

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  5. These are all gorgeous! Great July blooms.

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  6. THOSE are the most beautiful daisies! Do you know what cultivar they are? Daisies are one of my favorite flowers. They are so simple and beautiful.--Randy

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  7. Lovely and lush. And a scarlet runner bean, too. Yum.

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  8. Darla, thank you!

    Randy, thank you! The tall ones were given to me by other people who told that they grew like weeds in their gardens. The short ones I believe I bought myself, but don't have a label, sorry!

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  9. What lovely blooms you have going. I particularly liked the scarlet runner beans, and your rugosa rose is so fresh looking, I can almost smell it.

    Apparently the lack of foxgloves has not made your garden devoid of blooms and beauty! Glad I stopped by for a visit.

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  10. GREAT buy on the daylilies!!!! What a steal! I love the dahlia! They are my new flower obsession. I am going to buy lots more to plant for next year. The Dinner Plate Dahlia I have now was just a test, it passed with an A+ so time for more!

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  11. But still really beautiful even with the Foxgloves gone.

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  12. Beautiful and I love the dahlia. If you find a self cleaning house, please let me know :) This time of year is the worst, I'd much rather be outside!

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  13. Randy, I found one label: Snow Lady Shasta Daisy. But is it the tall one or a short one?!

    Helen, nice to see you! You disappeared for a while, welcome back!

    Dirt Princess, thanks! Isn't it funny that we remember how much we paid for our great finds?!

    Ellie, nice to meet you and thanks! I will check your blog, its name sounds good!

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  14. The first shot is a wonderful peak into your garden and then the flower closeups are lovely! Excellent photos! Don't you love that orange dahlia. I have several and they are too delicious with pinks and lilacs! Have a great day visiting around the blogasphere....gail

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  15. Hermes, thank you! I still have some foxgloves almost down on the ground that I hope to collect seeds from.

    Catherine, I'll let you know. I'd prefer to clean a garden!

    Gail, thank you! I like this type of orange - the color of the dahlia and the daylily.

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  16. I also have only known fuscia as a houseplant, until I saw one in my cousin's garden last summer. They are so pretty outdoors!

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  17. Such lovely flowers. Regensberg Foribuna is great.

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  18. Lovely blooms Tatyana!! That Regensberg floribunda is really interesting - glad it has a fragrance as well. Another good thnig about Rugosas is their fragrance!! Mine you could smell across the yard. All your daisies are so cheery!

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  19. A beautiful posting - that first shot is especially stunning. I'm envious that you can grow fuchsias. I have tried numerous times and they just hate our hot weather here.

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  20. Thank you Katxena for stopping by and leaving a comment! I peeked at your cats. Darlings...

    Joanne, thank you! You are a rose person and I always admire your roses!

    Janet, thanks! In Russia, people dry rugosa rose's hips and use them for teas. They are packed with vitamin C.

    Phillip, they wouldn't grow even in shade?! Hmm... They grow so well here, I don't know if you noticed - I din't even say "I started to grow" them..., I said "I started to PUT" them in my garden. I actually don't do anything, just prune to the ground in fall. How about having them as houseplants?!
    I'm glad you like my pictures.

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  21. Hi Tatyana, A vibrant, lovely summergarden after my heart! With Daisys, Dahlias, Geraniums (for me still Geranium, can't abide to Pelargonium)and Roses. Regensberg is very beautiful. Regensberg is a very pretty, historical town in Switzerland. B to the G.) It is always nice to have plants in the garden which remember you of a dear friend or the "Neighbour".
    I am hooked on Daylilies, be very careful they are addictive!

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  22. Beautiful images Tatyana. I love your daises, and the dahlia with the verbena. Just lovely.

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  23. Hi Tatyana~~ I swear you are an amazing gardener. I love your plant diversity and color choices. I've been slowly [sort of :)] increasing my fuchsia repertoire. I love how they continue to bloom until frost and that many are hardy in our climate. LUCKY US !

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  24. Titania, thank you! Dahlia can be addictive, you are right, and one of the reasons is that they are not hard to grow. They can stay in the garden for winter in our area. Saying that, I should add that last winter was so wet and cool, that some of my dahlia.... didn't make it.

    Sweet Bay, thanks! Somehow, the look of the garden changed exactly when July came.

    Thank you Grace! Honestly saying, it's just pure accident. I followed your recommendation and got fuchsia magelanica. It's blooming already!

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  25. I love the buds of Regensberg Floribunda. White daisies always look so fresh.

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  26. Uhm...well I am not a rose lover but I must say that Mr.Lincoln is a beauty!

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  27. AnonymousJuly 15, 2009

    Good Day,
    I think the plant you were trying to ID is a type of Salvia...

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  28. В таком упоении рассматриваю каждый цветочек - бальзам сердцу и душе. Спасибо, Танечка.

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  29. Beautiful flowers! It all looks so bright. I've had the same experience with Fuchsia, but when I tried to grow one inside here, it promptly croaked. Too bad, it was a rather pretty one. I guess the ones you get here want to be outside....;->

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  30. All so pretty. You do a great job!

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  31. You have such a beautiful garden! My favorite rose is the rugosa - love the foliage :-)

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  32. They are all so beautiful...wonderful pictures!

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  33. I love the Calabracoa. Your photos are amazing!!

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  34. Your garden continues to bloom beautifully minus the foxgloves.

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  35. Fuchsias don't like the hot weather here in Virginia either, but if I had planted some *this* year I think they'd bloom well. I hope we have *some* hot weather this year.

    Your Million Bells looks like it has a double flower? I didn't know there were double ones.

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  36. Thank you Donna, Danger Garden, Natasha, Town Mouse, Teresa, The Retired One, Linda, Rob!
    Anonymous, if you mean the pink one, then it's sweet william catchfly. Thank you!

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  37. Beautiful post, Tatyana :) Mr. Lincoln sure is a stunner! And I love the all white flowers photo..so cheerful and elegant too!

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  38. Daisies just brighten up a garden so much. I wish my Lamb's ear was as big as your. I love the texture of the woolly leaves. Your flower looks something like the Rose Queen Salvia I have.
    The photo of the Fuchsia is wonderful.

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  39. Beautiful flowers :)

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  40. Tatyana,

    What a lovely bloom day post.

    -Heirloom Gardener

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  41. I enjoyed this garden tour and was especially captured by the grape vine/spiderwort combo, so original. Also Mr. Lincoln is one of the few hybrid teas I will tolerate.

    Educated guess: the Shasta daisies are the tall ones. We have lots around here (being not so far from Santa Rosa) and they are all quite tall. Interesting about the watering/not watering difference. I think I'll experiment and see how that works for me.

    For the first time, I'm growing a fuchsia that isn't croaking in our hot summers: one of the heat-resistant Suntory ones, found at Plant Delights.

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  42. Beautiful flowers Tatyana! I do miss growing fuchsias. They are a little challenging for me at this current location due to the full sun I receive all day long. Great for vegetables and roses but my fuchsias fried the first year we moved here. I found it interesting to read that they are grown as houseplants in Russia. Please elaborate someday for us!

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  43. Lovely photos, particularly also like the idea of self - cleaning anything!!

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  44. Tatyana, you've got some gorgeous plants and blooms in your garden. I especially liked your Shasta Daisys. Beautiful! I put you in my blogroll that I stalk!

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  45. Thank you everyone! Isn't it amazing that daises are such simple plants but loved by so many! Right now, I am in Alaska and enjoy also simple but beautiful wildflowers. Will post their pictures upon our return to Washington. Happy gardening!

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  46. Татьяна, твоего садового незнакомца помню с детства. В Крыму это - полевое растение, и мама не раз говорила мне его название ... И вот не могу вспомнить!

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  47. Beautiful Tatyana! Alaska - how wonderful - I'm looking forward to seeing your photos.

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  48. I enjoyed your beautiful July blooms Tatyana :)

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  49. That Daylily bloom looks really cool. Everything looks like the growing season is going very well for you.

    Jake

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  50. Tatyana, your daisies are amazing -like Heather says, how do you get them so upright like that?! I love the Rugosa too. I would like to get some of those going in my garden. Really, your whole garden is very beautiful!

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  51. I discovered Mr. Lincoln on a rose garden tour this Spring. He is definitely on my shopping list! The fragrance is just AMAZING!!!!

    Michelle

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  52. oooh, Tatyana, I love that orange dahlia too. I ordered myself three small collarette types this year but so far they aren't doing much. Not enough heat I think? I wish I knew what your mystery plant was, I hate to think of you continuing to live with a stranger! I would say your bloom day is fabulous, even without your beautiful foxgloves. Hope you're having a nice trip.

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