Monday, July 16, 2018

July Garden: What's Blooming Now

It's hot and humid here on Long Island, NY this month, which is typical for July. Around this time, I'm happy I did most of my big gardening tasks in the spring when the weather was more comfortable. Still, there is always a flower to deadhead or a perennial to relocate. Thankfully though, the garden is mostly on auto pilot and I'm enjoying the blooms.

Here's what's growing and blooming in my garden this month:

 The Russian Sage mingles with the Black Eye Susans

Echinacea 'Hot Papaya' really stands out (and above!) the 
Sedum, Liatris and more Black Eyed Susans

 A beautiful pink bee balm - Monarda 'Raspberry Wine'

More pinks! Above, coneflowers (echinacea) in bloom and below, a hydrangea -

Over in the shade garden, the Japanese Painted Fern is looking lovely next to the small Hosta 'Mouse Ears' and Hosta 'June.' This whole garden is finally starting to fill in!

Do you have any of these same plants? How's your garden this month? I'd love to hear from you!

After leaving a comment, head on over to May Dreams Gardens to see what's blooming around the country today.


  1. I live near Binghamton, New York. I think our harsh winter resulted in a record most-beautiful summer. We are supposed to get down to 49 degrees tonight but should be near 90 by Sunday. We've had several bad flash floods in our area (not our neighborhood, fortunately) and I heard New York City was hit by flooding in parts of Brooklyn and the Bronx (I'm from the Bronx originally) today. So, in our area, we have a lot of the same flowers blooming. In my yards, lots of daylilies and hostas.

    1. HI Alana! Thanks for visiting. Sounds like summer is treating you well and glad to hear you are able to enjoy your gardens this season!

  2. Beautiful bountiful summer so far here in the Washington DC area. Never had to water the garden yet! Really admiring the Hot Papaya.

    1. Thanks Ray. The Hoty Papaya echinacea are both beautiful in the garden as they are in a vase. I'm enjoying them so much this year!


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