Monday, July 15, 2019

Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day & Foliage Follow-Up July 2019-Summer Long Island Garden

July 2019 Garden
Welcome to my Long Island garden! The month of July has arrived and the garden is in summer mode with new growth and blooms! After a very rainy spring, it was almost like a switch was thrown on the fist day of summer, as the rains became a distant memory and temperatures rose up into the 80's with humidity and sunny skies. It's time for another walk in the garden. Come join me to take in some sights and see what is in bloom!
Patio Garden
The patio planters are in full bloom as we start the tour at the western portion of the property. Along the walkway is a combination of evergreens and flowering perennials.
Garden Planters
In the planters are Mandevilla vine, 'Big Bang' Spirea and Salvia 'Pink Prufusion'. The Spirea came from the front island bed where it was reproducing. I bunched the smaller pieces together and there was enough to create a whole new plant.
Perennial Border July
The Perennial Border that lies just along the patio is showing blooms of Stachys (Lamb's Ear), Astilbe, Daylily 'Pardon Me' and Echinacea Pow Wow 'Wild Berry' for mid-summer.
Echinacea Pow Wow 'Wild Berry'
Here is the Echinacea Pow Wow 'Wild Berry' close up.

Daylily 'Pardon Me'
Let's also get up close and personal with Daylily 'Pardon Me' with its bright colors!
Echinacea 'Cheyenne Spirit'
Follow me for a quick detour to the driveway garden where another variety of Echinacea is present. This is Echinacea 'Cheyenne Spirit' which shows multiple colors of blooms on the same plant! 
Echinacea 'Cheyenne Spirit'
This hybrid has become one of my favorite summer blooming perennials.
Patio Garden
Back along the patio is a pair of garden frogs having a morning cup of tea under the shade of a Globe Blue Spruce, while gazing upon clusters of 'Golden Tiarra' Hosta. The western side of the perennial border that we just visited lies behind them.
Knock Out Rose 'Radrazz'
Along the back foundation the roses are blooming. They never cease to amaze me and the blooms continue from summer and into fall.
Pool Garden
Along the back of the property is the mountain lake pool nestled among the plantings. I have created nooks and crannies where you can view the pool from different angles and get a changing perspective of the different areas of the garden.
Shade Garden
Here is a view from the northern, shadier side of the garden, where Leucothoe 'Auxillaris', Japanese Forest Grass and Hosta thrive. You can just see the pool through the opening.
Daylily 'Stella D Oro'
Stella D' Oro Daylilly enjoys the sunnier area on the more southwestern side of the pool and continues to blooms throughout the summer.
Southern Pool Garden
You may recall that I added these new Sky Pencil Holly to the left pool area last month. They seem to be liking their new home and I have been getting a lot of enjoyment from them!
Garden Whimsy
Astilbe 'Sprite' is blooming for July behind this statue of a young girl and her best friend. Its blooms are different from those of traditional Astilbe, with more of a star-like appearance. They have been in the garden for years. The statue was one I found during travels to Connecticut last fall. It was love at first sight!
 Krauter Vesuvius' Plum Tree July 2019
Speaking of love at first sight, here is the newest addition to the garden. This 'Krauter Vesuvius' Plum replaced the one before it that unfortunately had seen better days. I am hoping this new garden member will thrive in its new home.
Hydrangea 'Nikko Blue'
Here is Hydrangea 'Nikko Blue', a member of the garden for years, with its large deep blue blooms. The mild winter made it a much better year for these traditional plants.
Front Island Berm 2019
The month of July has been busier than usual this year with some renovations to the front garden berm. After some mature trees were removed and replaced with smaller varieties, the area can be seen in a whole new perspective. As a gardener, while it is difficult to part with the old, sometimes it's fun to get to redesign and revamp. I am enjoying the new view.

'Gold Standard' Hosta
Here is a golden Hosta, which is now much more visible.
Front Garden Berm and Japanese Maple 2019
Here is how the rest of the front property looks while viewing from the street side of the  island berm.
Front Lawn
The Weeping Japanese Maples on the front lawn and Blue Atlas Cedar on a second island berm can be viewed in the distance.
Driveway Garden
As we come to the end of this month's tour, here is the western side of the Driveway Garden with Spirea and Weeping Norway Spruce. Across the way is the Skylands Golden Oriental Spruce, which you may have seen in the past.
Welcome Bear!
As another day ends and the sun starts to set, welcome bear's solar light is starting to shine.
July 2019 Garden
I hope you enjoyed the tour of my July garden! Thank you for visiting! Special thanks go out to our hostess Carol at May Dreams Gardens, who makes it possible to see blooms on the 15th of every month with her meme Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day. Also, special thanks to Pam Penick at Digging who has hosted Foliage Follow-Up for all these years, a meme I will still continue to honor. I am also linking with some other wonderful hosts and hostesses at Floral Friday Fotos, Macro Monday 2, Mosaic Monday at Letting Go of the Bay Leaf, Nature Notes at Rambling WoodsDishing It & Digging It on Sunday with Angie the Freckled RoseImage-in-ing weekly photo share every Tuesday with NC Sue and Gardens Galore Link Up Party every other Monday with Everyday Living. I am also happy to join the Homestead Blog Hop  and Weekly Photo Link-Up at My Corner of the World on Wednesdays.

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Author: Lee@A Guide to Northeastern Gardening,© Copyright 2010-2019. All rights reserved.

30 comments:

  1. Just wonderful...Such beauty!Thanks for sharing!Hugs!

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    1. Thank you for sharing your beautiful tea sets. I always enjoy visiting!

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  2. Pleasurable landscaping scene are such a beauty ...that echincea is marvellous ...Happy blooms day.

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    1. Thank you Arun. Your blooms are all so beautiful. I am happy for you that you are getting the much needed rain. Have a great week!

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  3. Hello, lovely tour of your garden. The flowers are beautiful. I like the cute bear! Wishing you a happy day and a great new week!

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    1. Thank you for your kind words Eileen and thanks for visiting! Also...Happy Blog Anniversary to you! I love your capture of years gone by with all your wonderful collages. Here's to another ten years!

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  4. You have a beautiful garden! I like that you have used many different evergreen conifers and grasses. In the middle of different shades of green, the flowers really pop up. Is that one grass some Haconechloa? Happy MM.

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    1. Thank you so much Rita! Yes...that one grass in the shade area is Japanese Forest Grass (Hakonechloa). It has been the the garden for many years and thrives in that location.

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  5. Glorious gardens! I am avidly making notes because I love some many of your plants especially the different varieties of Echinacea.

    Angie {Green Dirt Stories}
    https://angiebaer.com

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    1. Thank you Angie! I am so glad you are finding the information useful. I loved seeing all your wonderful blooms!

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  6. I always enjoy my monthly tours of your garden, Lee. It looks particularly colorful and beautiful this month. I've been trying to avoid the allure of Echinacea this year as the plants amount to expensive annuals in my climate but I'm afraid your post has taken a chunk out of my resolve to hold firm there.

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    1. Thank you Kris! Coming from you that means a lot! Your garden is so beautiful and I love the collages of blooms arranged by color. While all your photos are spectacular, I think my favorite is of the succulent garden. Happy Bloom Day!

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  7. Great views of your garden, Lee. I see that you have the right soil to have blue blooms on your Nikko hydrangea. Mine are pink or white this year. Funny how they change year to year. Happy GBBD.

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    1. Hi Lisa. Make the soil acidic and they will bloom blue! I enjoyed my visit to your garden. I love the the assortment of lilies and the pink blush on the Oakleaf Hydrangea.Happy Gardening!

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  8. You have an outstanding garden! Lovely photos

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  9. Lee - welcome back to Mosaic Monday! For all the gardeners among us, you and your gardens are an inspiration. I hope to be able to share such landscapes from my garden in the years to come; right now we are in the "building" stage! I think the Echinacea steal the show for me! (And I like the style of the mosaics - which program do you use to create them?)

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    1. Thank you for hosting Angie and thank you for sharing your photographs of the gardens of Spokane. They are breathtaking, especially the ones of the Japanese Garden. I am putting Spokane on my wish list of places to visit!

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  10. I love your stony patio lee, wonderful! Your garden is blooming well this month, I especially love Echinacea, that doesn't want to grow in my garden. I also like the pool area, the water is so blue.
    Hugs!

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    1. Thank you Nadezda. I love your roses and purple Clematis blooms. It is always such a pleasure visiting your beautiful garden.

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  11. I'm always amazed by your garden pictures, as well as made green with envy. Just beautiful!

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    1. All of your blooms are beautiful Dorothy and I especially love the Crinum. Although we have many of the same perennials, we are just out of the hardiness zone for growing any of the more tropical plants. Thank you for visiting and for your kind words.

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  12. Thank you for the wonderful tour! I love how you have a bed in the midst of your pavers. I was tempted just yesterday at a garden center by the sky pencils. I might have the perfect spot for one or two.

    Nancy
    http://garden337.com

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    1. You are very welcome Nancy! I enjoyed my visit to your garden and bookmarked your blog so that I can stop by often!

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  13. Thank you very much for sharing your beautiful garden with us. Oh my gosh, the popping colors of the echinacea flowers. I've been thinking of trying hosta in our backyard so the golden hosta caught my attention.

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    1. Thank you for the wonderful post, smiles and sharing your journey! I am so glad you stopped by my blog so that I could find you. Have a great week!

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  14. Un giardino magico! L'unione tra conifere e perenni lo rende davvero magico! Complimenti!

    Un saluto :)

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    1. Thank you Gabriele! All you blooms are so lovely and I especially love your white lilies and purple phlox. It was such a nice visit to your garden!

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  15. Wonderful garden!!!
    A piece of paradise on earth
    Maria

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    1. Maria-thank you so much for your kind words! I loved my visit to your garden and your collection of Achillea is wonderful!

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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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