Saturday, July 23, 2011

July in the sun garden

At last, the sunny portion of my garden is bursting into bloom.


Purple coneflowers, which began with three tiny plantlets, run rampant along the fence. Gorgeous yellow daylilies just glow, even when the sun has moved to the other side of the house.


Spikes of liatris help attract butterflies...

as do the butterfly weed and milkweed, blooming in pink and white this season.


Phlox is just beginning to open, and its sweet smell never fails to remind me of my childhood.


I've seen a few butterflies enjoying the garden, and I hope slightly cooler temperatures bring even more of them in coming weeks. 

13 comments:

DJan said...

Such a beautiful place to hang out. The light looks like it comes right out of those pretty yellow flowers. And here's hoping that cooler weather is right around the corner for all who are suffering from the heat.

Emma said...

Beautiful! The butterfly weed looks amazing.

Teresa Evangeline said...

Beautiful, Nancy. I have noticed more butterflies this year.

Hope you're staying cool.

Midlife Jobhunter said...

How beautiful. You must have some rain where you live.

400 Wakeups said...

Phlox is my FAVORITE flower! Well besides pink roses. And mine just bloomed! I'll not post what my front yard looks like after the construction workers have been trampling through it for a week. I think it would kill a piece of your soul.

Retired English Teacher said...

Your photos are lovely. I have much of the same things blooming, or I should say they were blooming. It is so hot, they are already looking spent.

I've not see one butterfly or hummingbird this year. I've heard it is too hot for the hummingbird, They are all still up in the mountains. Smart! Enjoy your garden and all that it attracts.

IndigoWrath said...

Hay Nancy! Lovely photos, thanks for sharing them! Indigo

Anita said...

How blessed you are with a gift to grow and showcase God's beautiful creations.

Deb Shucka said...

What a beautiful garden you have! I can never get my coneflowers to flourish, but share your love of phlox (which grow like wildflowers on the end of my house).

Far Side of Fifty said...

Pretty flowers, I love the purple and yellows this time of year! :)

Thom Brown said...

What a wonderful garden! We have any number of beds around our home but not a single flower - all shrubs. i'm jealous.

gayle said...

So Beautiful! I need your help!

Linda Medrano said...

I am so jealous! What a gorgeous garden!

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