Wasn't it just June 15? Why does the short summer speed by so quickly?
Welcome to this edition of Garden Bloggers Bloom Day, where gardeners and flower lovers from all over the world post pictures of what is blooming in their houses, and yards, that day. Hosted by Carol from May Dreams Gardens each 15th of the month, every photo in this meme is posted with love by each blogger, hoping to refresh and inspire you.
In my zone 5b garden near Binghamton, in upstate New York, some of my flowers are enjoying our hot weather - others, not so much. But I love every one of these flowers. For so much of the year, it is too cold here to have outdoor blooms. Perhaps, if I had year round flowers, I would appreciate this time of the year so much.
My daylilies are in full bloom. Every year for the past three years, I've bought one or two new plants. Enough of them were "we don't know what they are" type plants, which were a lot cheaper.
Here are some of my lilies.
This short yellow lily, which I got at a closeout at a local nursery, is such a prolific bloomer.
This is one of my oldest lilies.
More and more each year, I fall in love with daylilies.
My hostas are blooming merrily in the hot weather. Since I don't seem to be too good in remembering names, here they are, anonymous just like my daylilies.
My last astilbe. Some contractors working on our house stomped several of our astilbes into - well, we'll know if they come up next year. We only had two this year, this white one and a red one. This one is fading away just in time for GBBD.
One of my two lantanas. I love variegated plants - I also have a variegated petunia in a basket with lovely small pinkish flowers. But the pink flower in this picture is one of my geraniums.
At this time of year I marvel at how many flowers I had to keep out of this posting, while, by the end of winter, I am hunting through my house for a tiny flower to show.
Today is day Six of Write Tribe Festival of Words #6, and I welcome all my new (and returning) readers. I hope that seeing my flowers gives you as much pleasure as taking and posting these pictures gave me.
And now, please visit May Dreams gardens and click on other linked blogs, and visit gardens from all over the world.
What is blooming in your neighborhood or yard today?