A belated Bloom Day post for July. (Is there any other kind? HA!)
Despite my feeling like everything is a whole big mess o' weeds, I do have a few things blooming this month. Oh, and it IS a mess of weeds too. They are not mutually exclusive!
These Shirley poppies keep coming and bringing me joy.
They're not great for cutting, but I still love 'em!
Just can't get enough of the pink and purple-speckledy goodness.
These ones are planted out in front, down the line.
Okay, these lilies are fine too, but you know--not like the pinks above.
They have been very useful for cutting this year.
Bachelor's buttons 'Blue Boy' keep pumping out the blooms.
I just went and deadheaded a bunch yesterday in hopes of keeping them coming.
Oops. More poppies.
Double pinks this time.
And...we'll finish it off with a look at my snapdragon patch in bloom--with the dead weed field behind. We're hoping to get a sprinkler system put in back there and actual grass planted this fall.
So these are the snaps I bought as a flat from the grocery store (!) this spring.
I noticed that they were the same variety ('Rocket') I had tried starting from seed, but were ever so much bigger than mine at home. Best $20 I spent all spring!
I love snapdragons!
With a good hard pinching at planting time, these are all putting up 4-6 stems, and the ones I 've already cut on have put up some new side shoots as well.
If I could keep cutting snaps until fall, I would be so happy!
In any case, I'll take them for as long as they'll go!
I have a handful of roses blooming now, as well, but most of them have come and gone with their first flush. So just got them deadheaded this week as well. Hoping for a second round in about a month.
What's blooming at your house this month?