Garden Blogger's Bloom Day for July 2018

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The past week has been hot and dry with no relief in sight. Boo hiss! The garden is doing fine, thanks to diligent watering by Michael. The above shot was taken in the Pan Garden, off the deck in back. From left to right is Baby's Breath (Gypsophila), Agastache Giant Blue Hyssop, Bee Balm 'Raspberry Wine', Veronica 'Marietta', Achillea 'Song Siren Little Susie', Climbing rose 'Iceberg' and Buddleia 'Lo & Behold Blue Chip Jr.'.

Other blooms -

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Lily 'Silk Road'

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Rose 'Essex'

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Rose 'Michaelangelo'


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Calla Lily 'Coastal Flame'


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Canary Creeper (Tropaeolum peregrinum)

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Cape Fuchsia 'Winchester Fanfare' (Phygelius)


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Coreopsis and Kniphofia 'Ice Ballet'

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Hydrangea 'Tiny Tuff Stuff'

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'Queen of the Prairie' (Filipendula)

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Echinacea 'Cheyenne Spirit'


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Crocosmia 'Dragonfire'

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Coreopsis 'Red Velvet'


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Buddleia 'Buzz Hot Raspberry'


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Smoke Tree (Cotinus coggygria 'Royal Purple') 


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Persicaria (Knotweed) 'Red Dragon'


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Rose 'Golden Celebration'


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Clematis 'Bill MacKenzie'


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Lily 'Karen North'


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Tall Verbena (Verbena bonariensis)


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St. John's Wort (Hypericum 'Pumpkin')


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Angel's Fishing Rod (Dierama)


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Hydrangea 'Preziosa'


And finally, Pan's headdress - Michael's desire for it to look like a Las Vegas showgirl headdress is planted with Amaranthus caudatus (Love Lies Bleeding), Celosia 'Intenz', Martha Washington geraniums and Creeping Jenny.

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Garden Bloggers Bloom Day is hosted by May Dreams Gardens. Check out what is blooming in other blogger's gardens around the world. 

Text and photos by Phillip Oliver, Dirt Therapy

Comments

  1. Gorgeous blooms ! And your garden is looking great . Happy Bloom Day !

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  2. I adore Pan the showgirl's headdress! Michael got it soooo right. All your flowers this time of year are glorious. I saw your photo of Crocosmia Dragonfire on Instagram and just thought "Wow! Gotta get some of that!"

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  3. Beautiful!
    'Golden Celebration' is a lovely rose, and I need 'Buzz Hot Raspberry' to go with my other Buddleias! ( I have a white one and a bluish-purple one)
    Happy Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day!

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  4. I love it all but Pan's headdress is pretty spectacular.

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  5. Sorry about your oppressive heat! It's warm here but we're always a few degrees cooler in the summer/warmer in the winter than PDX. Your garden looks fantastic. Kudos to Michael for watering so diligently, it really shows. Pan's headdress is over the top fabulous! Love it! My 'Royal Purple' Smoke tree never gets flowers that red, they're just sort of the same color as the foliage. Do you do something special to get that amazing color?

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    1. Peter, I have not done anything special to it. It does get all-day sun and no shade whatsoever. Maybe that is it?

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  6. Gosh Phillip your garden is abloom for sure. That first photo is a knockout. I love that yellow rose. My favorite color of rose. They are so cheerful. Michael deserves a medal for watering during this dry spell.

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  7. Pan's headdress - is the winner! Wow! Happy GBBD! Stay cool in this heat. It's oppressive :(

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  8. Oh how I love 'Silk Road' ! My clump has experienced shrinkage the last couple of years so digging up , dividing, adding new bulbs if need be will be a project . I must say Pan looks fetching !

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  9. Boo hiss is right... I really HATE this heat! Michael is doing a bang up job keeping the garden alive - it is all looking smashing! I absolutely love Pan's headdress - just glorious! Happy Bloom Day to you both, and fingers crossed for a drop in temps soon!

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  10. Sorry about your hot weather. We may break some records here in Texas this week. Good time. Your garden looks amazing even with the oppressive weather. Happy Bloom Day! Thanks for sharing.

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  11. Oh my! Everything looks so lush and healthy and happy. Love that Hydrangea 'Tiny Tuff Stuff' and the orange St. John's wort. I am totally getting into orange so probably should check it out. And yes, Pan is looking very showgirl , but I was thinking Carmen Miranda!

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  12. How pretty all of the blooms ...never heard of smoke tree that is weirdly beautiful...the last shot of Garden mural is lovely.
    Have a great week

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