Mid-summer blooms in my Connecticut (zone 6a) gardens stand defiant in the face of the hot July sun so on this Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day there’s much to share.
In the fenced garden, phlox steal the eye-level show. Blue Paradise fills the air with sweet scent.
David’s Lavender grabs attention nearby.
Scabiosa columbaria ‘Butterfly Blue’ show off a cool bluish-lavender tone against boxwood green.
A trio of daylilies (Hemerocallis) put on quite a show of their own.
Catherine Woodbury on one side.
Macbeth, the newest addition, opened her first blossom this year and will carry the opposite end of the daylily trio.
Prairie Blue Eyes takes the middle spot of the trio.
Hemerocallis ‘Hyperion’ waft a sweet lemony scent along the opposite bed as they wrestle attention away from blooming hosta.
At the very end of the long perennial bed Echinacea ‘Green Envy’ is just starting to strut its stuff.
Japanese beetles will be its biggest enemy. Cousin Echinacea may indeed be green with envy as they, located in unfenced beds, must also ward off deer.
A mid-June deer stroll left some of the unprotected Echinacea without buds, but most survived. A few White Swan avoided deer but they, along with the common purple coneflower, seem to be favorites of an unknown munching bug.
The largest stand of common purple coneflower managed to avoid all deer munching this year … whew!
Elsewhere in the yard Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia) peeks out from behind a blue spruce …
and otherwise plays in wild abandon with an unknown variety of Veronica.
Now head over to May Dreams Gardens to see what Carol, the originator of Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day, and others are sharing from their gardens. It’s worth the trip.