The mid-July garden is quiet, hot and sticky. At least the plants seem happy, thanks to a generous rainfall last weekend. Not many blooms to show on our annual bloom day - but a few of interest.
First, my favorite container plant this year is Begonia "Bonfire" - all of a sudden I have a liking for orange. It is growing in a pot with variegated Blueberry Flax Lily (Dianella tasmanica) that we bought in Florida last fall. The blooms on the begonia are a little sparse. This begonia actually blooms more profusely in full sun.
All of the lilies have finished blooming with the exception of this late one. This is Oriental Trumpet Lily "Black Beauty"
Clematis "Betty Corning"
Coreopsis "Limerock Ruby"
Blackberry Lily (Belamcanda chinensis) getting ready to open
Euphorbia Corollata and Salvia Coccinea "Hot Lips"
Italian Arum (Arum Italicum)
Plume Poppy (Macleaya cordata)
Money Plant (Lunaria)
To see what is blooming in other blogger's gardens, be sure to visit May Dreams Gardens.