High 87 F
Low 57 F (I think the weather station went haywire)
Phlox and bee balm
July Bloom Day, organized by Carol over at May Dreams (Thank you Carol), is THE bloom day of the year here in New England at Ledge and Gardens. I have lots in bloom but not enough energy to post a lengthy report so I am picking a few favorites for today's post. I have spent a bit of time in the garden between the weekend and tonight. It is so satisfying to tweak and groom the gardens. It has been quite dry here for the past two weeks with no appreciable rain. Carol, send us some moisture! You have got to love the coneflowers for their insouciant attitude toward dry weather and hot sun. I like this 'Magic Dawn' daylily with the mauve tips. It really is a parade of daylilies right now and they are also fairly indifferent to the dry weather. This pink lily is fat, luscious and sturdy in the pool border. These flowers have also lasted a surprisingly long time. They started blooming over a week ago and there are still buds to open. The containers by the pool contain this tall dahlia, 'Poeme' which is too tall to get in the same shot as the fillers and spillers but it is really the thriller and I like it better with each passing day. The crocosmia is blooming in fiery glory while the Oregano 'Kent Belle' is seductively sedate. Thank you for visiting on bloom day. I will stop by and see your blooms for sure if you leave me a word or two!