It has been so hot in our area, and we have had very little rain. I have drip hoses in place to try and help with this lack of rainfall. Today, I am sharing blooms from flowers and bushes growing around our yard, in flower beds and in pots.
Blooms in the Yard
The Red Rocket Crepe Myrtles in our front yard have just started flowering this week. They are just about my favorite summer bush. The crepes in our yard start blooming in mid-July into August.
In the first pic below, you can see the buds on the crepe myrtle. Each bud will open and become a flower in the cluster.
Blooms in the Orange Flower Bed
Blooms in the Garden Wall BedThere is a 2–3-foot brick wall along our driveway before you go in the garage. The picture below was taken in May, I just wanted you to get the idea of the Garden Wall. There are two benches on the drive-way side of the wall.
Black-Eyed Susans (rudbeckia) are in both ends of the bed. They will take over the bed if I don't try to keep them under control. The pot on the wall is an upright white verbena with only a few blooms this week. The pink blooms below the birdhouse are Cleome (spider flowers).
A close-up of the Cleome flower.
A close-up of the verbena.
There are a couple of Garden Phlox Flame Lilac (Tall Phlox) in the Garden Wall Bed. They started blooming in the late Spring and are still blooming.
There are a few Cone Flowers in the Garden Wall Bed. I dug so many Cone Flowers and gave them to friends in the Spring.
A Dill Plant flowering in the bed.
Candytuff (I think) growing along the edge of the Garden Wall Bed.
Flowers growing in a few pots on the Garden Wall Bed
There are several pots along the Garden Wall, the purple flowers are Calibrachoa, the pink and white are Supertunias.
This pot is a mix of flowers, the red are Supertunias, the white spiky flowers are Angelonia which is pretty drought resistant.
These are dwarf zinnias.
Blooms in the Shade Garden
There you have it for July. I would love to know what is blooming in your yard - Judy.