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U.S.A., Washington State. USDA zone 8a. Sunset climate zone 5

Sunday, July 11, 2010

July Blooms


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July brought new players to my garden theater. They joined those which started to bloom in June. My special recognition goes to several plants which are maybe not the prettiest but special nevertheless.
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The Columbine on the front bed has been blooming for more than a month. The darker variety on the other flower beds has already gone, but this one doesn't show any signs of quitting. I wish I knew its name, but it came as 'Mixed Columbine. Aguilegia'.
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This double-colored variety is not only long-blooming, but also doesn't spread and become a nuisanse like others.
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The Poppy plant, below, obviously came from a seed brought by the wind from my Terrace garden. It's tucked at the wall, its stem is bended, it doesn't have much sun, but here it is showing us the bud, the bloom and the seed pod at the same time:
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What is this 'Snow' Lady Shasta Daisy trying to tell me with its upright petals? Is it asking to be watered or just wants some attention?
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Wait, there is a whole bunch of them! Does anyone know what they want? Why are some petals pointed upward?
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Astilbe 'Bridal Veil' is at its best now. Together with the Tree Mallow, it draws attention when you approach the house. One plant, bought several years ago, spread and allows me to move parts of it to other spots . The place, pictured below, has partial sun and gets plenty of moisture. Other Astilbes growing under the big fir trees in a dry spot are considerably smaller.
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This Lavatera 'Bredon Springs' proved to be true to its name: Tree Mallow. It got so big that it totally blocked the arbor with climbing roses. I don't complain since it helped to create a wall separating two garden rooms.
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Phygelius 'Purple Prince' is growing in a pot, and I move it to the spots which need it the most. Right now, it is on the central island under the tall trees. I put it on the bald spot where nothing grows.
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And what do we see here? Is it fall already? The Chrisantemum is blooming! A bit early, but it is very welcome!
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Serbian Bellflower (Campanula poscharskyana 'Blue Watrefall') is getting bigger every year. In the picture below, two plants stretch from the border to the lawn. Each of them is about three feet (one meter) in diameter and loaded with starry violet-blue flowers:
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I have to collect the seeds from the Silene armeria (Sweet William Catchfly). Several years ago, it took a huge space in the Terrace garden and, thanks to it selfseeding ability, looked like a big pink-purple wave. Now, this clump in the next picture is everything that's left.
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I don't want to lose it! I like how it looked before( If you are curious, there are two posts about it: What plant is this? HELP! and I lived with a stranger for 4 years... )
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Nasturtiums stepped up to their garden duty to protect vegetables from pests. This year, I am trying to tame these vigorous spreaders by pinching their tops. Last year, they attempted to take over the garden.
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Blue and purple alliums finished their performance, but here is the white one.
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Big clusters are not round like in the blue and purple varieties, but still are very impressive:
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Below is its relative, an ordinary onion. It's easy to see that they both are from the same family of Alliums:
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Stargazer lily starts to open:
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The heavenly blue color of this Nikko Blue hydrangea is amazing:
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This Tradescantia is blooming for the first time in my garden.
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One of my neighbors gave it to me when I visited her absolutely stunning garden. I plan to show her garden in one of my future posts. This is a preview picture:
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Isn't it something?
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32 comments:

  1. Hi Tatyana: I'm not sure why some of your Shasta petals are like that.. hmmm... your garden looks fantastic too - it looks like we have the same blooms going on but our columbines are done and the chrysanthemums are just about to bloom.

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  2. Things are looking fabulous around your place. Your Hydrangeas are stunning. I wish I knew why Daisies had those little petals sticking up. For some reason my Kale had baby leaves sticking out of their leaves. It was strange.

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  3. Maybe your daisies are saying....pick me, pick me, no pick me. Your garden looks BEAUTIFUL!

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  4. lovely blooms, i particularly like the shot of the onion bloom and peas

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  5. Not only do you have some great flowers but you photograph them so well. And Nasturtiums and Strawberries - great combination.

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  6. Танюш, ручки у тебя золотые, а сад всем садам сад) Красота!!!! Вот бы еще все это понюхать)

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  7. Beautiful flowers and photos!

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  8. I love that Daisy shot, but have no idea why they do that. I have a feeling that it might not be lack of water.

    Gorgeous flowers in your garden, what a joy to see.

    Jen

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  9. Fabulous photos Tatyana. I wish I had so many gorgeous blooms in our garden. We'll get there, but it will take time to whip our gardens into shape. That preview photo is very tantalizing. The garden should be on the cover of a magazine, it's stunningly beautiful!

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  10. I think I'd like it if my nasturtiums tried to take over. Here, they almost go dormant in the height of summer heat, and then perk back up again in the fall, for a splendid finish -- and I can't get enough of them!

    Those daisies are so cute and perky. Never seen that before. And that astilbe just lights up that corner's dappled shade. Columbine was finished here in May, alas. But I'll get a vicarious thrill from yours.

    Beautiful garden, beautiful pictures, Tatyana. :)

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  11. What a stunning preview of your neighbor's garden; but your garden has beautiful flowers too. What's up with those daisies? :-)

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  12. Tatyana ~ What loveliness to behold on this hot, humid Sunday afternoon. The picture that made me gasp and my heart sing was the one of Astilbe 'Bridal Veil'. You have so much beauty surrounding you there. I know you are enjoying it all.

    FlowerLady

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  13. Hello,
    I love your Astilbes, they are so beautiful.
    Great picture, the last one.

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  14. I read your comments, hoping someone would know why your daisies are doing that. Your place is looking beautiful! I have some mallows that are a bit different from yours. I sure like yours. Your photos are always awesome. I think my favorite is the one of the nasturtiums, strawberries, and herbs in the colander. I have a colander collection, and I use them to put fruits and veggies in that can be stored at room temperature.

    Have a great week! (My word verification is "hernono". That struck me funny.

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  15. I love your crazy daisies! Lots of lovely blooms there and your Phygelius pic just confirms that I must have one - it's been on my wishlist for a while. Want a dress in that hydrangea blue - gorgeous

    Laura x

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  17. Hey there Tatyana girl and YES ! my flyguy is au` naturel .. I have had many a romance with fantastic pictures of flies .. maybe it says something about me ? eeekkk !
    I love the white in your garden for punctuation .. especially astilbe .. the white ones can be so dramatic mixed with other flowers .. and Blue Waterfall campanula are just about my favorites .. their shape and habit of "falling" just right .. well they are just RIGHT ! LOL
    My Stargazers haven't bloomed yet and that unmentionable lily beetle gang is driving me batty .. we won't go there .. I might end up talking to my flyguy again ? haha
    Your neighbor's garden looks amazing .. I want to see more for sure !!
    Joy : ) "flygirl" ? hahaha

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  18. Hi Tatyana. I think your daisy are confused with the variety of Crazy Shasta Daisies LOL!
    Oh, I cannot wait until my Waterfall campanula grows up like yours. Your is so beautiful along the edging.
    Since I love white in the garden, can I steal you Bridal Veil? It is just so pretty.Getting the list back out now. Also may have to add some white Tradescantia. Wow! I have never saw white before. Or maybe I do not get around much. LOL! The white Foxglove is another beauty.
    What can I say your garden is just beautiful.

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  19. Tatyana, Everything is looking wonderful. It surprises me that many of the plants we have in common (Astilbe 'Bridal Veil,' Stargazer lily, tradescantia) bloomed earlier in my Maine garden than in your more temperate Pacific northwest garden -- perhaps because you had a cooler than average spring and early summer and we have had warmer than average temperatures for several months now. -Jean

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  20. Hi Tatyana,

    I'm glad to see your Campanula is also planning world domination just as mine is!

    I love the white Foxgloves, so beautiful!

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  21. Your shastas are telling you they love you, I think. And the nikko blue hydrangea is magnificent. I'm in agreement with Jean - most of what you have blooming are long finished in my garden except the astilbe - it's in it's prime right now here in Ontario.

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  22. Your garden is just beautiful! I just love the second picture with all the different colors and shapes of foliage. I love the daisies! I've never seen any like them before, they do look like they are reaching up to you. I've been watching for my lilies to start to bloom. My 3 year old was smelling some at the nursery yesterday and looked up, almost her whole face was covered in the pollen.

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  23. Hi Tatyana~ I agree with other posters..your daisies must be reaching out and telling you they are happy happy! I love the way your Sweet William is naturalized, really pretty!

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  24. I almost didn't scroll down ~ I got stuck on your gorgeous white foxglove photo! Wowee. It's a beauty. Have I told you a zillion times how jealous I am you can grow such magnificent foxgloves?
    Your garden is really phenomenal. I love every angle you show and all the plants in it. You have done such a great job putting it all together.
    Your neighbors place looks fabulous too. So great to be inspired by looking next door or across the street! Wish that could happen here.

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  25. Hi Tatyana, every flower here looks awesome. Hmmm i want to have a tour in your area, they look so healthy and inviting. I want to take some photos too. I can stay there the whole day, even without a cup of coffee. I am so envious!

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  26. I love your Serbian Bellflower and Phygelius (I haven't seen that one before). Astilbe 'Bridal Veil' is perfectly named. I can't wait to see more of your neighbor's beautiful garden.

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  27. Tatyana,
    I love white in the garden. Your whites are spectacular. Gosh... I am just gonna hafta to get out of the vegetable patch a bit more.

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  28. White does pop in the garden. My Lavatera didn't do well, yanked it up, might try again next year. The Daisies are cute with their upturned petals....can't wait for some close ups of your neighbors gardens..

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  29. You have so many beautiful blooms now! I think your daisies are saying "Give me a hug!" Your neighbor's garden looks spectacular. I am reminded of the time I visited my son in Portland in August. We walked through a neighborhood, and every house had fantastic flowers growing out front! Lucky you to live in such a great climate for growing sumer perennials!

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  30. My nasturtiums showed a bit of leaf, then went brown, and now they've gone yellow with no flowers as yet. Mind you, the black fly love them!

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  31. Great garden tour. Those daisies with upright petals are quite something.

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  32. Wish I knew what startled your daisies. I've never seen that before.

    Your neighbors garden is a thing of inspiration.

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