When I was younger I was obsessed with birth-stones and birth-flowers (as well as horoscopes). I always felt a little cheated because my brother’s birthstones were the diamond and pearl while I was stuck with the ruby…yuck. Their flowers have never been favorites (daisy and rose) where as mine, larkspur, was (and still is) a virtual unknown to me.
However since July Bloomday in my garden always means Yucca filamentosa flowers (love them!) I’ve decided to adopt them as my official birth-flower, tradition be damned…Yucca flowers for July babies!
Even this Yucca filamentosa 'Color Guard' decided to get in on the celebration, this is the first year this plant has bloomed.
Here’s a glance at some of the other things blooming in my garden in July (in roughly alphabetical order too! Because that's how blogger uploaded them)...
Echinops 'Arctic Glow'
Eucomis 'Sparkling Burgundy'
Grevillea victoriae 'Murray Queen'...not quite there yet but when those blooms start to open...it's gonna be HOT!
Hesperaloe parviflora...there are 5 of these bloom spikes in my garden this year and the hummingbirds are getting very territorial...
Hosta NOID (it's rare hosta blooms get to stick around...)
Hymenocallis zwanenburg, also rare are bulbs in my garden. My mom gifted me a few of these earlier in the spring and boy am I glad I took them, I really enjoyed these flowers.
Kniphofia, part of the "popsicle series" from Terra Nova.
Lysimachia Paridiformis F. Stenophylla
Manfreda undulata 'Chocolate Chips' when it first started to open...
The plant underneath that 5 ft tall bloom...
Musella lasiocarpa (Chinese Yellow Banana)
Since this would be the first July Bloomday ever on my blog without a blue Hydrangea (ours went away last spring) I thought I'd share my neighbors plants along our driveway.
Opuntia humifusa, I'm hoping maybe some of last years fruit will breakdown and result in a seedling or three.
Did you notice the bee?
Because July also means tomatoes I had to share a 'Sungold' bloom...
Verbascum bombyciferum 'Arctic Summer'
And that's it! Happy July to everyone, isn't this just the best month? For more blooms visit our hostess Carol at May Dreams Gardens.
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