Okay, I’m dipping my toes into the water…this is my very first GBBD post.
Given that we don’t have blooms in our gardens here in Calgary for about 8 months out of the year, I’m going to really celebrate July’s flowers!
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The only rose I have room to grow in my garden…in the miniature (Kordes series)
Gypsophila repens ‘Rosea’
Alchemilla mollis ‘Thriller’ and Salvia superba
Linum flavum compactum
Dianthus barbatus ‘Indian Carpet’
Thyme and Dianthus deltoides ‘Confetti Cherry Red’
Verbena – one of the ‘Quartz XP Mix’
Silene uniflora ‘Druett’s Variegated’ with Engleman ivy in background
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Have a wonderful week, everyone!
With such a short growing season you need to capture and savor every bloom you have. 🙂
It’s so true – every moment counts! 🙂
Thank you very much! 🙂
You have a beautiful assortment of flowers for this Bloom Day! I especially like the rose and dianthus! So dainty looking.
Thanks so much, I appreciate that! I’m quite fond of the rose…I’m constantly surprised at how it just keeps hanging on year after year. 🙂
Lovely to see what you’re growing Sheryl! I love those mixed Verbena. I had a pale one last year but didn’t see any around this year. It all looks so fresh and summery. 😀 (My garden is already showing signs of the heat).
Thank you, Cathy! I love those verbena as well (and so do the hares, apparently – I actually didn’t think I would get any blooms at all, as the lop-eared beasts munched them all down when I put them in last month). I do hope you get some rain soon – if I could send you some, I would! One thing I haven’t had to do much of this summer is water….
You certainly need to celebrate every bloom when your conditions are so hard. you have some nice combinations.
Thank you very much! It can be a bit challenging here, that’s for sure! 🙂
I like the idea of the dianthus with the thyme. I might try that next season.
It’s a surprisingly pretty combination – I didn’t originally mean to put it together, but the dianthus kept moving over and eventually the two plants found each other. 🙂
What a sweet relationship 🙂
Welcome and happy GBBD! You’ve got some great combinations there – they thyme and dianthus, salvia and alchemilla – nice!
Thanks so much, Jason! 🙂
Congratulations on your first Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day post!!! Enjoy the other gardens you see there, including mine!!
Thank you! It’s so exciting to check out what other gardeners are doing in their spaces! 🙂
Gorgeous and lovely. And that after all the rain! I just moved house and it has a dream garden though somewhat negeleted. I am thrilled. Maybe next year it will be as beautiful as yours, your blog certainly gives me inspiring ideas. Wanna have a look when you have the time?: http://likefloraposte.wordpress.com/2013/07/08/in-the-garden/
Thanks for sharing, Johanna
Thanks so much! Your new garden looks lovely, Johanna – so lush and full of flowers! It must be rather fun to move into a house with an established garden…you don’t have to build from the ground up, but you can “tweak” things to your satisfaction. All the really difficult work, the bones of the landscaping, is done. Enjoy the summer sun! 🙂
Really like the salvia with the lady’s mantle. The purple and yellow is very striking. Like you our summers are short in the maritimes, make the most of those blooms while you have them!
It seems like we have to cram so much in such a short amount of time! Summer is so fleeting…but I guess that’s what makes it even more special! 🙂 Hope you’re having a great one!
Lots of pretty blooms! The rose is lovely – what a pretty color. Your salvia looks wonderful against the wall. And your verbena looks so happy! I have tried to grow it here, but for some reason, mine is never happy. It looks very nice with ‘Rosea’ in the background.
Thank you very much! 🙂 I was so happy that a few of my verbena plants managed to recover from the munching of the hares…the long-eared critters just decimated them when I first put the plants in. When all the rain started, I thought for sure I’d have to throw in the towel, but they’ve actually rebounded surprisingly well.
Your verbena is a big improvement on the sad specimen gracing one of my hanging baskets. It looked great for a few weeks, but has fallen into a slump from which I am wondering if it will recover. I like the Gypsophila repens ‘Rosea’ and the little miniature rose. Very pretty. I am about to tackle my first floral jelly. I see you made lilac jelly. I am giving rose jelly a go.
Yum, rose jelly! How did it go? I made some last year and it was so delicious – I wanted to do some again this year but the wild roses weren’t really great this year and I don’t have any garden roses other than the mini. I know you’ll enjoy yours – such an amazing flavour! 🙂
I really love that verbena as well, but the hares seem to think its their own gourmet treat. I don’t think I’ll plant it again – it just seems to ATTRACT them. If I had hanging baskets, it would be a definite consideration, though – the colours are spectacular.
Your garden is so wonderful, I could spend days in it, with my camera of course 🙂
That’s so sweet of you to say, thank you! 🙂
Yay for your first GBBD post!!! LOVE the Alchemilla and Salvia combination…each really enhances the other…great combo!
Thanks so much! I love that combo, too, especially now as the Alchemilla is a few years old and has really filled in that space.
Welcome to Bloom Day! I love your miniature rose, and the delicate pink gypsophilia! The yellow flax, too–how sweet!
Thanks so much, I appreciate it! 🙂
Welcome to GBBD!!! You had so many beauties blooming.
Thanks so much! Lots of storms here in the past few days, things are a bit knocked down now. Good thing that post was early in the week! 🙂
The verbenas remind me of when I was a little girl. Little boquets…ahhh the memories! Beautiful pictures. ❀ ✿ ❁ ✾
Thanks so much, that’s so sweet! 🙂 I’m glad they made you smile!