Gardening in the Pacific Northwest (Vancouver, Washington)
Garden Blogger's Bloom Day July 2020
It is the middle of the month and time for Bloom Day, when garden bloggers share photos of blooms in their gardens. Head over to May Dreams Gardens for links to other blogs who are participating.
So far, our summer has been very mild and downright cool. We love it! Locals are saying that the weather used to be like this all the time before global warming reared its ugly head. For us, it is wonderful and one of the reasons we moved here. Next week will bring temperatures in the 90s so I'm trying to brace myself for that.
As a result of the great weather, the garden has been really nice this year. Here are some blooms for July -
Pineapple Guava (Feijoa sellowiana)
Lily 'Roselily Natalia'
Shasta Daisy (sadly I've lost the name)
Hardy Gloxina (Sinningia 'Invasion Force')
Coreopsis 'Leading Lady Sophia' and Lavender "Wee One'
Bee Balm (Monarda 'Raspberry Wine')
Astilbe 'Ostrich Plume' and Hydrangea 'Bloomstruck'
Queen of the Prairie (Filipendula)
Crocosmia is plentiful around here and they spread pretty rapidly. We have several in the garden and I've lost the name of this orange variety.
One of my favorite plants that I've discovered since moving here is Hebe. I have killed several but have had success with quite a few. 'Great Orme' is the largest and this year it has really grown.
Hebe 'Great Orme'
The Oakleaf hydrangea 'Ruby Slippers' looks so good this year. I had thought that it was getting too much sun but it seems to have acclimated to the site. You can see that the pink color is already beginning to show on the blooms. This may be because of the cool weather.
Hydrangea quercifolia 'Ruby Slippers'
Clematis 'Polish Spirit'
Rose Campion (Silene coronaria) and Rosemary 'Foxtail'