Saturday, July 15, 2017

Garden Bloggers Bloom Day July 2017 - Lily Heaven

It's the 15th of the month and time for Garden Bloggers Bloom Day, where bloggers from all over the world gather to show what is blooming in their gardens and/or living spaces.

And what a bloom day it is.

In February, I will reread this in my zone 5b upstate New York home and say (while looking out at a blanket of snow and hearing the howling winds), "will it ever be July again?"

I created this collage because I have so many flowers in July.  Let me rejoice in this moment.   I grew up in a housing project in New York City, and being able to flower garden is a dream come true.

For my future January self, here are some of the many daylilies in my garden.  Many I get as "mysteries" for greatly reduced prices, and that's fine, because I always lose the tags.

I love flowers after a soaking rain.
Where do I even start?
I call this one my "triangle flower".
I love the melon color.
This is just about my largest day lily.
A day lily opening up.
It isn't just day lilies.  How about hostas?
Back to lilies, the Easter lily my mother in law gave to us about three years ago put out one flower stalk this year.
Last but definitely not least, this is growing in my part shade to shade back yard, near a turtlehead.  Does anyone know what this is?

So many flowers, so little time.  So why not, I'll sneak in one more day lily.

Thank you for visiting my blog for Garden Bloggers Bloom Day, a 15th of each month meme started and maintained by Carol, an Indiana gardener who blogs at May Dream Gardens.  Come give her garden a look, and then visit garden bloggers from all over the world.  We all need beauty in our lives, especially in these times.

Day 15 of the Ultimate Blog Challenge #blogboost


  1. I need to learn how to do a collage. I'll add it to my list. Love the daylilies!

  2. Aren't day lilies wonderful? They always surprise me with their beauty. You've got quite a collection there. Happy Bloom Day.

  3. Love, love, love the images. Beautiful.

  4. Wonderful! Beautiful!
    I never can keep up with plant tags either, but now that I am blogging, I try to post a photo of a new plant with its name for future reference. But, of course, not all plants have tags, and some tags are very generic (Lily, Geranium, Daisy)!
    Happy Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day!

  5. What beautiful lilies! I love the purple and white one! I have an Easter Lily in our garden that I planted in 2000 when my mom passed away. It blooms every year but usually never on Easter.

  6. Such beautiful pictures! I can never get enough of seeing your contributions to the monthly gardening photography challenge!

  7. Your collection of Daylilies is wonderful and I love how there are so many different varieties to choose from. I am partial to the ruffled varieties such as your Frosted Vintage Ruffles. Happy Bloom Day!

  8. It's times like these that you save a couple blooms for those lean months.


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