Friday, July 15, 2011

Garden Blogger's Bloom Day July 2011

Inspired by the quote, “We can have flowers nearly every month of the year.” by Elizabeth Lawrence, Carol at May Dreams Gardens hosts Garden Blogger's Bloom Day. On the 15th of every month gardeners from all over the world walk out into their gardens to note what is currently blooming. I have been a gardener since I was very young and thanks to Bloom day I have really developed a deep appreciation for noticing exactly what is blooming in my gardens throughout each month of the year. There is a beauty within each and every bloom and I have become accustomed to catching each moment in a photo. Let's take a tour of the July garden.

Lacecap Hydrangea 'Twist & Shout' (Endless Summer Collection)

'Casablanca' Lily

Hydrangea 'Big Daddy'

Hemerocallis 'Sammy Russell'

Salvia 'Maynight'
Hemerocallis 'Summer Wine'
Hydrangea 'Endless Summer'
Hemerocallis 'Prairie Blue Eyes'
Double Red Knock Out Rose
Astilbe 'Sprite'

Miniature Butterfly Bush 'Lo & Behold' (Front), Coral Bells (Right) and Salvia (Left)

A Little Bit of Whimsy!
Stargazer Lily
My First Miniature Butterfly Bush Bloom!
Sedum 'Fulgida Glow'
Hemerocallis 'Stella D Oro'
Hosta 'Gold Standard'

Ajuga 'Burgundy Glow'

Hosta 'Patriot'
Japanese Painted Fern and Hosta

Welcome-Herb Garden

Lythrum 'Robert'

Salvia, Lily and Hosta in Perennial Garden
Nikko Blue Hydrangea
Golden Japanese Forest Grass 'Hakonechloa macra'

Stargazer Lily II

I hope you have enjoyed the tour and will continue to visit.  My gardens have given me more pleasure in life than I could possibly describe and I hope this little snapshot in time will put a smile on your face.  Please visit Carol at May Dreams Gardens for more July photos from inspiring gardeners around the world and join all of us in celebrating our true passion and love of gardening.
Happy GGBD and Happy Gardening!

Author: Lee @ A Guide To Northeastern Gardening Copyright 2011. All Rights Reserved.


  1. What a treat it was to visit today. Your garden is looking fantastic with a terrific collection of blooms. I just loved that patch of Salvia and blooming Hosta and your flowering Ajuga is beautiful. Of course, Stargazer demands attention and so does 'Summer Wine'.

  2. Hi Lee,
    I am also a Long Islander!
    So glad to find you, your Japanese Golden grass is a beauty as are all your flowers!

  3. The Golden Japanese Forest Grass 'Hakonechloa macra' is really beautiful - love it! Your garden looks A-Mazing! Happy GBBD!

  4. Nice photos and lovely gardens. Thanks for visiting.

  5. Thanks everyone for visiting and for your lovely comments. The Hakonchloa started off as such a little plant about six inches wide and has loved its location in the back shade garden. It has grown to be huge over the years and often when I walk back there I can't believe how big it has gotten!

  6. Great photos of a delightful garden. Glad I visited.

  7. aloha, what a beautiful collections - so much color in your garden in july

  8. Your garden is looking just great with lots of colour. V

  9. Look at all those pretty blooms, and you remember their names! I wish I had a better memory for the names of mine. I like your garden art, too.

    Thanks for your nice comment on my GBBD post.

  10. lee, how old is your Hankoncloa? i had one 6" for 3 years, of course I can't grow hosta in the sun either.Nice tour.

  11. The Hankoncloa is around six years old now. I have it in a couple of places in the yard and it does best in the dappled shade area of the garden. It gets some morning eastern light then is in shade the remainder of the day-just the right combination! Thank you for visiting!


Thank you for visiting. I love reading your comments and knowing you have been here, and will try to reciprocate on your blog. If you have any questions I will try my very best to answer them. As always...HAPPY GARDENING!


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