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Saturday, August 4, 2018

My July Garden Pictures

As always, pictures are in chronological order so the same plants or parts of the garden can appear again and again.

 Rooguchi is a new addition to my garden

 'Endless summer' never fails

 Terrace Garden or Cutting Garden

 Oakleaf Hydrangea

 Campanula 'Pink Octopus' reblooming

 It's better to plant it higher so that you can see the inside of the blooms

 The Front Bed has never been so colorful. The secret - more annuals!

 Rose Campion  got on my approval list not so long ago, but now I like it very much!

 Do you see that big clump of Hakonechloa to the right from the brown planter?
It was put there after two boxwood, one after another, almost died in that spot. It is something in the soil in that particular spot that they didn't like. But, the grass is getting bigger and bigger there.

 A clump of simple daisies lightens up a border

 Linaria purpurea makes nice subtle splashes here and there

 Ilex hedge needs regular trimming as it has reached its optimal height.

Romneya flowers look exactly like fried eggs. Good thing is I love eggs sunny-side up!

 A part of the sidewalk leading to the garage side door got hidden by grown plants

 'Oregon Pride'

 Shade Garden

 Poor coleus got badly damaged by slugs in this spot and needed to be moved somewhere higher.

 My new Sum and Substance is doing good

 I got this hydrangea at a local Plant Swap. The label said Salem. 
I failed to find a hydrangea with such name. Have you ever heard about it?

 This plant was later eaten by a deer, as well as the hosta in the red pot; see below

 Unfortunately, this Thalictrum doesn't self seed

 I find this picture funny as it shows different types of poppies. Yes, I admit that at some point in the spring I was randomly scattering seeds in the Terrace Garden.

 Parsley is one of those plants which I allow to seed freely

Eremurus (Foxtail Lily) is not an easy plant for me, but this one is doing pretty well.

 Little charmer... spread, spread!

 New in my garden

 Purple sage is happy here

 These blooms are on small hydrangea which I grow from cuttings. The parent plant is below:

 Can't wait to see Agapanthus blooming!

 I am patting my shoulder while looking at this front bed...

 Japanese Anemone is an invader, and it's time to start paying  better attention to it...

 Reminder for myself: stake all the tall plants in the Terrace Garden!!!

 Two types of plants with different water needs coexist nicely here

 Hydrangea macrophilla 'Izu no Hana'

 In the July heat, magnolia flowers became chocolate color almost the next day after opening

 Seven dollar Canna from a grocery store has been doing fine for the second season in a row

I know, this is probably the most photographed part of my garden this season...

July was a good month for my garden. 

***Copyright 2018 TatyanaS


  1. Tour gardens are spectacular and I like the art objects tucked away here and there and your varieties of hydrangeas.

  2. It sure was! I love seeing all your blooming lovelies. Interesting how the deer ate just the leaves and left the long stems. Kind of pretty isn't it? I don't know about that Hydrangea name. Maybe they purchased it in Salem? I wish those Thalictrum would reseed too. I love them! Beautiful, beautiful. August is here too quickly.

    1. Thank you Grace! We got the same idea - they probably bought that hydrangea in Salem, and the year was shown too.

  3. Oh my goodness! Fabulous photos of your garden in July. I just can't get over all of the beauty you have there and everything looks so neat and wonderful, the colors blow me a way. It must be such a joy to walk around there whenever you feel like it.

    Have a lovely Sunday ~ FlowerLady

  4. July really is a spectacular time in your garden! Darned deer! Your Hydrangeas are stunning. Your gardens are breathtaking as always and especially colorful right now!

    1. Hi Peter! Thank you! August garden is certainly is not as lush as July garden!

  5. Your garden always looks lovely. July has more color than usual. I like all the annuals, more color than ever. I had fox tail lilies at one time but they didn't last too many years. I think they look so exciting. I don't have trouble with deer but rabbits give me fits by eating plants.

    1. Thank you Lisa! It was the first year when I planted lots of annuals, and I can see the result!

  6. Thanks for another great photo tour. July is wonderful here in the garden. August brings a lot of cutting back in my garden, just to get rid of spent stuff and freshen up the look. I love the flowers of July, but there's just something slow and deeply summer about August.

    1. Hi Linda and thank you! I am cutting and pilling out too!

  7. Your garden is so beautiful and colorful, even in July. The most prominent color in mine right now is brown, after the heat and drought. You really should open your garden again for the NPA.

    1. Thank you Alison! I do think about NPA tour next year.

  8. A pièce of heaven on earth, love the shade parts, especially now it's here terrible dry and hot.

    1. Janneke, thank you! This summer brought so many hot days, more than usual!

  9. Garden looks so incredible and photos, do you give tours the locals?

    1. Thank you Robin! I had a couple of tours in 2013 and 2014.

  10. Good morning Tatyana,
    Your garden looks so beautiful. So many beautiful flowers to enjoy.
    have a wonderful day
    Rosehugs Marijke

    1. Marijke, thank you! I hope your August is not very hot!

  11. Hello Tatyana.
    Your garden looks like paradise. Lovely. Here in Norway we have heat. The garden doses not look as i wish.
    Have a lovely evening.

    1. Hello Hanne-Lise and thank you! Our temperatures are higher than usual, and we have more hot days than in typical summer.
      Have a pleasant weekend!

  12. Yes, July was a good month for your garden, Tatyana. Your photos are stunning as always. It's hard to pick a favorite, but I love the border with the banana plant. You are right to give yourself a pat on the back. P. x

    1. Thank you, Pam! Those banana plants (I have three of them) look better than ever. I think I planted them in sunnier spots than before.

  13. What a wonderful tour of your gorgeous garden! I am so jealous that you can grow poppies in July. The summer months tend to be very green here, as many flowers don't care for the high heat.

    1. Deb, thank you! Some of the poppies were blooming even in August. They were small and short, but pretty!


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