Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Amongst a Flattened Garden

 

Since the only news going on here is about the weather and destruction I will not comment or go into great detail about it since many of you may be tired of hearing about it.
Some of the blooms I found yesterday still standing were:

Achillea_ApricotDelight_July2 ‘Apricot Delight’ yarrow is getting bleached out by the sun now but still looking pretty.

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‘Angelface’ Angelonia

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Astilbe ‘Delft Lace’

Coleus_BlackDragon2 Coleus ‘Black Dragon’ from seeds.

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‘Becky’ Shasta Daises. The Leather Wings are on many of the blooms now along with the Japanese Beetles.

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‘Hot Papaya’ Echinacea

Echinacea_Lucky_Star_July2 ‘Lucky Star’ Echinacea.

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Pulchella ‘Dazzler’ Gaillardia

Hydrangea_FD_Colors Dwarf ‘Forever Pink’ Hydrangea.

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‘Summer Beauty’ Hydrangea

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Lemon Lantana

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Unknown White Asiatic Lily.

Lily_Dizzy_Lizzy2 ‘Dizzy Lizzie’ Lily

Lily_PrettyWoman_Orienpet ‘Pretty Woman’ Orienpet Lily

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‘Wild Horses’ Daylily

Lily_SundayGloves2 ‘Sunday Gloves’ Daylily

Monarda_RaspberryWine_July2
‘Raspberry Wine’ Monarda Bee Balm

Phlox_Blueboy ‘Blue Boy’ Phlox

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Platycodon ‘Astra Pink’ . I thought this one had died over the winter but a small sprig has started back up.

 Rudbeckia_July2 Rudbeckia

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The Mimosa tree is in bloom.

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God Bless those who gave their all to make us a Nation of the Free and who keep us safe everyday in every service whether over seas or here in our own nation.

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Everyone have a safe and enjoyable 4th of July!

4th_july_kids 

Lona

 

17 comments:

Debby said...

You still have alot of beauty left. The storms were so destructive. We have power now but so many still without. Hope you have yours.

Nadezda said...

Lona, your yarrow looks like a lace.
Happy Independence Day!

Zoey said...

'Delft Lace' is an interesting astilbe. I have not heard of that one.

Sorry about the weather wrecking your beautiful garden.

Patsy said...

We all sure need a "Happy 4th of July" this year with all the bad weather and news going on.
Your flowers still look happy in the garden and make me smile at the beautiful colors.

Karen said...

Hi Lona, I'm so sorry to hear about the storms. Gosh, I'm glad your home was spared destruction. We're having the same weather here, too, with wild storms popping up and hail and weirdness. Some areas just north and south of us received over 7" of rain last night and we just have a trace every day. Not enough to wet the rain gauge. And temps in the 90's day after day.

I'm so glad to see the beauties in your garden that survived the storm. Let's hope the weather calms down soon. Happy 4th of July!

Ed said...

Lona, sorry to hear about the damage from the storms. At least you were safe! We dodged the bullet here. All the surrounding areas had horrible damage and still have no power. The mountain shielded us from the wind.

Your flowers still look lovely! Love the 'Hot Papaya' echinacea. Happy 4th!

~~~jennifer~~~ said...

Wow! I love all your day lilies & the angelonia. I'm glad many of your plants survived the storm. Happy 4th to you.

~Gardener on Sherlock Street said...

Sorry you had to deal with the storm. You have a lot of flowers blooming. So hot and dry here, many flowers are waiting to bloom.

Stephanie said...

Wonderful colours! Love those Echinaceas and that coleus :-D

Bernie H said...

You've obviously had a rough time of it lately. It's lovely to see there's still so many gorgeous blooms in your garden despite the horrid conditions experienced recently. Hope you had a fabulous 4th of July!

Indie said...

This has been one crazy summer! I missed the terrible heat wave as I was up in Canada, but have come back to quite the state in the garden. You look like you have quite a few beautiful blooms that have made it through the terrible weather! I absolutely love that pink Platycodon!

Indie said...

This has been one crazy summer! I missed the terrible heat wave as I was up in Canada, but have come back to quite the state in the garden. You look like you have quite a few beautiful blooms that have made it through the terrible weather! I absolutely love that pink Platycodon!

bakingbarb said...

Oh dear so much destruction can happen to our gardens, it can be hard to bear.

Good to see your beautiful flowers still going strong.

RobinL said...

Lona, I'm so glad your garden is holding out in this horrible drought and the storms! Mine is a mess. Still healing, so the poor garden is on it's own while the J beetles munch away, and the drought takes down the weaklings. It's a sad state of affairs for a gardener! Zepherine is supposed to be a repeat bloomer, but it's in a lull with this heat, so we'll see. It has a tiny bit of blackspot, but it doesn't seem too bad. Mine is only about 1 1/2 years old, so the verdict is still out.

Janet, The Queen of Seaford said...

I will have to think about planting coleus seeds next year. Are yours sun coleus?

Kathleen said...

That is a beautiful apricot yarrow Lona, and I'm not even a fan of yarrow!!!
Your garden has a lot of "goodness" in it despite your heat & violent weather. Love that last shot of 'Hot Papaya' echinacea with 'Summer Sky?'?
I hope you can find an 'Aloha' ~ I stumbled across mine at our local nursery. They had so many different ones ~ I wanted them all but settled for two! Darn the budget.
Yes, my pale lavender Monarda does have some mildew problems ~ I really haven't ever grown one that doesn't but I don't have 'Raspberry Wine.'
Hope you have power & stay safe (and cool) ~ we got some rain last night. It was so welcome I felt like going out & dancing in it!

Mac_fromAustralia said...

Beautiful photos. I love the bug on the daisy, and the unusual echinacea 'Hot Papaya'.