New thread for the month, I love everyone's pictures. Here's an evening primrose and is very July 4th-ish, exploding colors. Ha ha, I looked it up in my plant database and the botanical name is: Oenothera tetragonia 'Fireworks'
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Show us your July blooms...
Beautiful pics ladies. Love the hosta fern and heuchera combo.
Beautiful pictures! Nice looking heuchera and hostas! Has everyone noticed with all the rain and cool weather everything is so lush and full.
Yes, I have emptied out the greenhouse. Too hot in there now. I still need to transplant all of my basil, a few lobelia, and a few marigolds. Feeling lazy though, and out of space nearly. Waiting for the peas to finish and I'll put the basil in that bed.
Eryngium seeds---I got them from whatcom seed company (awesome seeds). You have to cold moist stratify them for a few weeks. I do this on a damp paper towel in a ziplock plastic bag in the fridge for about 3 weeks. And then I only had 30% germination, 3 plants. But that's enough. They look great in arrangements.
Pic---raspberry harvest from today. Just finished picking. Already tired of it, and the berry season is just starting.
Oh, they look good. A friend just gave me same raspberry plants. No clue on how to grow them but will look info up soon. Planted them in lots of compost and sun.
SC, that's about all you need to know about raspberries. I think the reason they are so expensive at the get-go is because once you have them, you have as many as you want - they pop up everywhere. My favorite fresh berry.
They are pretty invasive, so beware. "Cascade Delight" variety is my favorite. Huge berries shaped like gnome hats as big as my thumb. They produce mid-July through mid-August. Most of them in my pics are 'Anne' (yellow) and 'Caroline', both ever-bearing. But mainly produce now and again in Sept-October. Blueberries are also ready to be picked ('Duke') starting tomorrow. Poor crop of strawberries this year, because the beds are burned out.
Pic: veronica + alchemilla
That's beautiful! How do you keep them in check? You know I'm not a fan of things that come up all around. BH I didn't know they were expensive. I'm not much of a farmer but I was thinking I would try these. I love yogurt, rasberries and granola for breakfast. Just thought it would be nice to pick my own.
Agree with Willow.....not a mountain laurel.
Those are pretty! My daylilies all have a muddy color to them. Is there anything you can do about that or is it just lack of sunshine?
That's an interesting observation SC. My sister gave me this daylily which is called Victoria Red. I asked her why anyone would call it that, it seems more like Rusty Dupuis (my own name) to me. She reports her mother plant is a much more vibrant red on her side of the mountains (Twisp area). So perhaps the weather affects color.
Amazing what a week of warm weather,keeping the deer and slugs in check can do for a garden. Mine is exploding right now with so many blooms. I hope they pace themselves,so something will be in bloom the rest of the summer.
A view of part of my front yard, Noid lilly, Dahlia, Hydrangea, Daylilly,
With the move last summer and the horrible mess from the oak trees this past fall, I have lost most identification markers of my plants. My memory is not as sharp as it once was back in the day..but I am afraid most of my posts from now on will be the dreaded noid... hope you enjoy them anyway. At least I can remember the plant name most of the time.
Bea, I never pay attention to varieties. There are so many choices available to us these days; it's not the same issue as back when you could find six kinds of hostas at the nurseryl.