Monday, July 7, 2014

July Blooms And Gardens

 We have had beautiful weather here so far this summer! July is here and it's heating up. Today we're  headed to the pool, because summer flies by so fast and we want to enjoy the heat while it's here!
Before we head out  I want to show you what's blooming in my gardens.

 The Flox is beautiful this year! Last year it had some kind of mold and didn't do so well.

Here's the view toward the back yard.

The sunflowers self-seeded themselves and I let them because they look so pretty from the house.

Everything is doing well despite how late I got it planted.

We planted tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, eggplants and squash. 

I had an empty spot between the woods and the garden and I couldn't resist, I filled it in with flowers!

My flower bed over the septic tank has been expanded this year. I love the purple cone flowers and now I also planted Shasta daisies, I think they go well together. Did you notice my garden decor? I made them from the rings off old barrels.

 I showed you this flower bed last month and I thought I'd show you how it looks later in the summer.

Earlier this spring, this bed of Irises were blooming, now  the wildflowers are in bloom. 
I love how it has a totally different look!

Last year I found some wildflowers on the side of the road and I trans-planted a couple of  them next to the road at my house since that was where they were growing.  This year this is what we have in that spot!

Purple cone flowers around the well in my front yard.

I bought this plant as a bulb and this is the first year it has bloomed. 

On my front porch I have this house plant called "Moses in a Basket"
 It is pretty hard to kill. It likes it dry and Hot.

My favorite plant for pots are the Sweet Potato Vines. I love how they fill in and you really get your money's worth with them. Plus if you dig out the potato in the fall and save them in a cool dry spot till spring you will never have to buy them again!  If you want to propagate them even more you can bury part of the vine in dirt, keep it moist and it will take root! They do like s lot of water though.
  Hope you can get out and enjoy the summer .

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  1. Beautiful gardens! I love the progress in the one with the ornamental looks awesome! I have a pretty large yard and I'm gradually growing a little further out at a time. It takes time to 'build' a garden.

    P.S. Thanks for visiting me.

  2. Thanks for stopping by Maureen. Gardening is a lot of work but it's something I've always loved!