Saturday, July 16, 2011

Garden Blogger's Bloom Day - July

After a brief rest at the end of spring, the garden bursts back into bloom. The rampant growth and heat-loving blooms always get me excited to go back out in the garden again.

crocosmia masonorum with morning misttecoma, athanasia, stipatecoma_sunsetecheveria semivestita

Lavandula 'Grosso' makes a great parking strip plant!

lavandula grosso

This is a new succulent I'm growing. I forget the name of it. I'll have to go look it up again. I really like the flowers.


My mom had this great Aeonium flower spike all by itself as a bouquet and I thought it looked so great. My Aeonium glandulosum is blooming. It was a great rosette for several years. I'll have to replace it after it's finished.

mom's aeonium bouquetaeonium glandulosum

The edibles are going to town. I planted my fennel too late and it just bloomed instead of making a bulb, which is fine. I'll use the seeds for something. The tomatoes are coming and I let the leeks bloom too, which are making the bees very happy.

fennelalmost double

garage bed
leek flower

I'm growing corn for the first time this year. My tiny little block of it seems to be working fine. We got plenty of donut peaches this year. (We also got our first apricots and have our first plums and pluots on the way!) The persimmons are always plentiful.

corn flowercorn silkdonut peachpersimmons coming

Thank you to May Dreams Gardens for hosting Garden Bloggers Bloom Day! Check out what other gardeners have going on this month!


  1. Your corn with its dark coloration could easily be grown as an ornamental.

  2. kelly, looks like your garden is full of wonderful details. love how you've incorporated edibles into the front garden. we've got some purple corn in our front garden too, but i just realized today that i should probably trim out the not-so-nice spent foliage to really draw attention to its striking stalks. speaking of striking - that aeonium flower spike is amazing!

  3. Beautiful that grass, Anemanthele lessoniana, in the 2nd photo (right next to the Crocosmia photo)?

  4. Beautiful blooms! What is the name of that outstanding shrub with the mass of orange flowers in your top right photo?
    Thank you for sharing!

  5. Kelly - so many beautiful blooms you have! Wonderful meeting you in Seattle -


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