Sunday, July 22, 2007

July Garden Update

With all the rain and fog we've had recently, the garden is really looking lush these days. That and the weeds are running rampant! The flowers are brilliant this time of year and I so enjoy just sitting in the yard and enjoying them.

I took photos of some of the flowers today, but the bright sunlight just faded them out. Nonetheless, here is a pictorial update of some parts of the garden:

The daisies are in full bloom
and this little fella is enjoying every minute.

The lilies made it through the onslaught of those nasty red beetles. Seems like I was out there every other day spraying them with insecticidal soap. Oh, but they are so worth the effort!

The Annabelle hydrangea is just about to pop. The Purple Palace Heuchera is almost lost
beneath it.


Astilbe and more lilies next to the Annabelle

Delphinium and Goatsbeard


LauraO said...

I think we're getting your rain and fog. Your flowers are gorgeous! I'm flower-garden challenged, so I especially appreciate the work you must put into yours. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

"the weeds are running rampant" but so are your lovely lovely flowers. Bravo!

Sandy said...

Your yard is lovely in July! My delphinium is over, probably because it is out in full sun. This morning, I trimmed back lots of plants and moved some in around. Now we are getting a gentle rain, just what my garden needs.
What is that plant in the first photo with the pink flowers?

Zoey said...

Everything is looking so good.

I especially love the delphinium and goatsbeard.

Kerri said...

Your gardens are looking beautiful Giddy! I can see you've put a lot of thought and work into them to keep them looking so good. Isn't it amazing what a boost a few rain showers both flowers and weeds :) Then it's hard to keep up!