The Garden of Live Flowers

Tales of the bintgoddess and her zone 5b garden in Chicago, Illinois

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

July: Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day

Every day is Bloom Day these days at the McGarden. The Stellas are already finished (gee, that didn't last long!), the coneflowers are ramping up, and the prairie garden is teetering on the brink of floral explosion. Oh how hard it is to go to work in the morning when I could be spending my days gazing at these beauties instead...

Thanks as always to Carol @May Dreams Gardens for hosting GBBD!


Blogger Gail said...

Everyday is bloom day in our gardens...for sure! Aren't we lucky to have so much bounty! Prairie garden teetering on thre brink of explosion is a wonderful description...I love the way the prairie flowers growing at c&l have a wonderful earthy smell to them! Have you noticed that? gail

6:51 AM  
Blogger garden girl said...

Beautiful blooms Diane! I'm envious of all your sun!

7:18 AM  
Blogger Outside In said...

Beautiful blooms Diane! Happy GBBD!

7:59 AM  
Blogger healingmagichands said...

That pale milkweed is lovely. And July certainly is bloom day every day.

12:48 PM  
Blogger Mr. McGregor's Daughter said...

Your Clematis 'Jackmanii' is superb! Thank goodness for all the prairie plants to take us through summer and into fall.

7:44 PM  
Blogger Jean said...

What gorgeous blooms you have! July must be your peak month (please tell me that or I'll be even more jealous!). :-)

9:33 PM  
Anonymous teresa said...

Such wonderful blooms in your garden. Love the photos.

10:28 PM  
Anonymous ~~Rhonda said...

Diane, your garden is full of luscious eye candy! You have a great variety of color, which I thoroughly enjoyed! ~~Rhonda

2:51 PM  
Anonymous Dee/reddirtramblings said...

It really looks like the beautiful height of summer in your garden. Happy Bloom Day.~~Dee

8:35 PM  
Blogger Rose said...

Diane, You have so many lovely blooms in your garden! Somehow with your program of studies I pictured you with a much smaller garden, but you have such variety here. I love the yellow flowers--are they brown-eyed Susans? I planted just a few this year for the first time, but am still waiting for blooms. The milkweed is gorgeous this time of year, but my husband would never allow me to plant any here next to the cornfields:) I hope Scooter returns with all his friends! And Foley is a beauty!

3:28 PM  
Blogger Diane said...

Thanks all for the nice comments!
Rose - The yellow flower is a Rudbeckia hirta of unknown variety, possibly 'Marmalade' but that's just a guess. Home Depot just called it R. hirta and was selling it as an annual, but I'm hoping it will self-sow b/c it has such juicy fat flowers and I love it!

9:41 PM  
Blogger Carol said...

Lovely photos of your garden which is blooming profusely. Love the milkweed post too! I too a lover of Monarchs and only just saw my first butterfly and the eggs she laid... I do take the plants that are growing in the paths in for I must mow! I try to give the little critters as much of a natural environment (sans predators) as possible. Releasing the butterflies is so magical.

7:46 AM  
Anonymous Chicago Garden said...

Really nice set of pics. My favorite has to be the clematis.


4:52 PM  

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