Mid-month snuck up on me, but a quick stroll with the camera through the gardens this morning produced some interesting sites to share on this July 2010 Garden Bloggers Bloom Day. Connecticut has had August weather – hazy, hot, and humid – in July.
These potted Alaska Mix nasturtiums seem to love it, and it’s good for stemming tomato late blight (only one confirmed case in CT so far).
Oriental lilies like the heat too.
I’m pretty happy with the back borders right now and as soon as we finish reconstructing our deck we’ll be able to look down on these borders during outdoor meals.
When temperatures are hot, it’s nice to rest my eyes on the cooling grays surrounding this budding hydrangea paniculata … the lavender flowers have passed but ageratum blossoms will soon add more cooling blues to this bed.
Want to see more beautiful blooms from other gardens? Visit Carol at May Dreams Gardens, the brain behind Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day.
Here’s a quick link to more of my Bloom Day posts. Happy gardening … and don’t forget to stop and enjoy the season.