Tuesday, July 10, 2012

What’s flowering in July

I know there’s an official Garden Blogger’s Bloom Day each month, but I keep forgetting when it is and have never been able to get my act together in time to post. So here is my Bloom Day post for July. All these plants are (or were) blooming in the first ten days of July.

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Gymnocalycium friedrichii
Echeveria
Echeveria ‘Lady Aquarius’
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Russian sage (Perovskia atriplicifolia 'Little Spire')

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Chaste tree (Vitus agnus-castus)
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Cardoon (Cynara cardunculus)
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Cardoon (Cynara cardunculus)
                                                                                                                                 
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 Salvia-coccinea_02
LEFT: Black and Blue sage (Salvia guaranitica 'Black and Blue')
RIGHT: Texas sage (Salvia coccinea)
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Black-eyed susan (Rudbeckia hirta)
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Black-eyed susan (Rudbeckia hirta)
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Black-eyed susan (Rudbeckia hirta)
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Black-eyed susan (Rudbeckia hirta)
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Echinacea purpurea ‘Merlot’
                                                                                                                                        
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LEFT: Sparkling Burgundy pineapple lily (Eucomis comosa ‘Sparkling Burgundy’)
RIGHT: Lion’s tail (Leonitis leonurus)
sedum-flowering
Unidentified groundcover sedum
                                                                                                                             
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Gayfeather (Liatris spicata)

5 comments:

  1. Your cardoon looks so much better than mine (due to earlier aphid attack). Is Lion's Tail perennial there? How tall does it get? I had problems with the 8' tall stalks falling over when I tried growing it a few years back.

    Love the pineapple lily too!

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    1. Yes, lion's tail is perennial here. I cut it way back in the spring to make room for new growth. Otherwise it would get too woody.

      This is the first year we've gotten a flower on this pineapple lily. It's been in the ground for four years now.

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  2. Lovely looking blooms Gerhard! We used to hav a cardoon, but it gradually got shadier where it was until it gave up. Great to see one looking so good.

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    1. The cardoon is a volunteer. I still wonder how it ended up in our yard. But mind you, I'm not complaining. I think it looks great.

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  3. Wow, they are all gorgeous but I'm mesmerized by the Lion's Tail. It's so unique.

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