What Bloomed In My Garden In July ~ The neat thing about having perennial garden beds is that different flowers bloom at different times throughout the summer. When designing my garden I wanted to create something representative of a Monet painting with different splashes of colour. New ‘paintings’ are created every couple of weeks depending upon what is blooming.
I have mentioned before that I live in a mostly Zone 3 and sometimes a Zone 4 gardening area that limits the types of perennials that will grow. The good news is there still are quite a few choices and the perennials that I do grow do very well. The bad news is that the perennials that grow here often bloom later than other areas and our growing season is much shorter. I just have to enjoy my Monet garden in a quick and fast growing season.
The garden beds around the house are quite large and I have planted quite a few perennials over the years. I know the names for most of them but there are some I tend to forget what they are. I also sometimes forget what I planted because I am constantly splitting perennials as they become too large, moving plants around and will buy a couple of new plants each year to add to the garden.
I have been trying to photograph each perennial as it comes to bloom during the growing season this year. The photographs are going to go in a perennial directory that I am making of my garden so I can keep track of what I am growing. I already shared with you what grew in the garden in What’s Blooming In My Garden In June and now I am sharing with you what grew in July.
I went out and measured how tall the Delphinium elatum, which is the pretty blue one and it is almost 7 feet (213 cm) tall! I have had the White Delphinium for a few years now and yes; it has not cross-pollinated and remains white! The blooms on this plant and the Purple Passion Delphinium are so large that when it rains they get extra heavy and tend to droop with the weight of the water. The Lamium is planted in a garden bed at the front of the house that faces north underneath some big trees. It is a very low maintenance ground cover. The Cornflower, Verigated Feather Reed Grass and Pink Lilies are thriving in a garden bed against the house. This is a really hot microclimate because it faces direct south and tends to dry out very quickly. My father gave me a few Yellow Lilies from his garden several years ago and they just continue to multiply and bloom every year creating a really nice sea of yellow. I know Lupines are an early summer perennial but mine didn’t bloom till early July. The purple blooms were gorgeous.
As you can see the painting has changed since June! I will be photographing the remaining perennials and sharing with you what bloomed in August. Then during the winter months I will be compiling my perennial directory in preparation for the growing season next year!
That’s what bloomed in my garden in July! What kind of perennials grow in your garden in the month of July?
Here is what bloomed in my garden in June…