Wrap Up of July is Dry

The end of the month wrap up…

Where is the Scabiosa and Asters? Well there are four varieties of Asters or should I say bunny food. And one is visiting my Asters, but it is a big one.

This tiny little destroyer was not in my garden, but at about 172 Lancaster Avenue in Buffalo. I was on the Garden Walk Buffalo today and here was this tiny little bunny in a front yard.  I almost could have reached down and picked him up.

And we have more bunny food over by the Carpet Roses.

What has not succumbed to the heat quite yet?

The Hydrangea? And where is it? Actually all over the garden with five different varieties and three different heights. I do have minis of most plants of regular size in my garden, except butterfly bush. I only have a mini, Lo and Behold, Blue Chip.

Hydrangea ‘Pia”, Pia is puny.

The above Hydrangea is an unknown, small but was a florist grown variety. It has not grown over two feet tall but has very large flowers. It may get larger as it is only three years old.

Where is the Veronica? Again, all over the place in three different sizes.

Where is the Phlox?

Some surprises…

The PeeGee is blooming and so is the Duranta.

And we got some rain; now that is a surprise since everywhere was getting it but here.

Everything got a quick soaking. But we were quickly back to dry.


The Patient Gardener does the End of the Month so check out all the gardens showing what is blooming or being eaten by bugs and rabbits.

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34 Responses to Wrap Up of July is Dry

  1. I am drooling over all your blooms and color combos! Happy that you finally got some rain in your neck of the woods albeit for a short time. And great capture of Peter Rabbit!

  2. Janet says:

    Donna,these are lovely colour combinations but my favourite image is the one of the raindrops. Exquisite.

  3. So many Hydrangeas! How delightful! That evil creature with the long ears makes me mad, though. 😉

  4. One says:

    Wow! I only have one plant and it is not blooming! That evil creature with the long ears make me smile. I don’t have both. Boo Hoo Hoo…

  5. Lilith says:

    I love it that you are feeding the Bunnies! smile….. Lovely photos, I so enjoyed them

  6. Kristi says:

    Lots of lovelies, I enjoyed looking at them all!!

  7. gorgeous pics….flowers are just magical aren’t they, especially when caught in close up! I LOVE the bunny too…..soooo cute! ;o)


    hello gorgeous xxx

  8. b-a-g says:

    Well wrapped up Donna. Looks like the plants survived the hot weather you’ve been having.

  9. Nadege says:

    Beautiful post.

  10. Beautiful colour, even if some of it is bunny food. Love the flowers on the Duranta, exquisite. I am glad that having seen the asters on your blog last year I got my act together and have my own, or I would be jealous!

  11. What a gorgeous garden! That bunny was keeping his eye on you! It is so hard to watch the extreme heat undo all the beauty here too.

  12. Kym Hunter says:

    Beautiful pictures! The garden is lovely and what a variety of flowers. It’s been so hot and dry here, my garden is suffering terribly.

    Have a wonderful day!

  13. Beth says:

    Wow! Love the garden walk! I love the first photo of the butterfly with the white/yellow wings with a spot of black. The photo of the bee is spectacular with the wings and the pollen on its back. The ones of the rain are awesome, especially the spiderweb with all the rain drops. Lovely!!!

  14. Annette says:

    What a beautiful garden and fabulous photos! The one of the spider web is fascinating!

  15. A garden after my own heart – all the shades of purple! And very cool that you’ve captured why scabiosa is called the pincushion flower perfectly.

  16. Looks like I could spend a whole day just walking through your garden! Such beautiful macro shots of all your blooms.

  17. Patty says:

    Ridiculously GORGEOUS!!!! Hydrangeas are my absolute favorite – what lovely varieties you have!!!

  18. Beautiful flowers and beautiful pictures!

  19. Beautiful photographs! I’m loving the bee with pollen on his back. So sharp and gorgeous.

  20. Cat says:

    UGH…not loving the bunnies right now…just did a quick survey and my aster and portulaca are now toast…dang it! If the drought isn’t killing something, the bunnies are! It’s been a tough summer. Your blooms look great though despite your lack of rain.

  21. Your garden looks so cool and moist! I have a bunny living in my abelia but except for munching on my toad lilies, hasn’t done much damage. My blue asters are still blooming, too. They’re one of my favorites.

  22. Dear Donna, What a feast for the eyes! Your photography is awesome, as usual. Your insect pictures are amazing. Oh, and that bunny’s sibling is living in my garden. P. x

  23. kim says:

    Such beautiful pictures. I love scabiosa……they have moved themselves all over my gardens. We don’t have too many bunnies but, the dry hot weather has taken it’s toll on my garden.

  24. GirlSprout says:

    Asters are one of my favorites, but mine didn’t winter over this year. I hope we both get some rain soon and some respite from the heat.

  25. dona says:

    Here lies the difficulty: do I love more flowers or bunnies? 🙂

  26. Your garden, as always, is a joy to behold and cheering me out of my “winter doldrums’ here in the Cape! Love the photos and your colour combinations!

  27. Stacy says:

    Congratulations on your little bit of rain! It looks so cooling on those green, green leaves. The different shades of purple are easy on the eyes, too–very refreshing. All your photos are lovely, but the top two actually took my breath away. Sometimes in my urban garden I lament the lack of wildlife, but on the other hand…it’s kind of nice to enjoy photos of bunnies without that “grrr” in the back of my mind.

  28. Bridget says:

    That Hydrangea looks like the one that grows all over Ireland, sometimes wild. The flowers can be pink or blue depending on the soil.

  29. Wonderful wrap-up! I love scabiosa.

    And that bunny photo is amazing. He looks just like the velveteen rabbit from the story by that name, which I just read to my little kids again yesterday.

    I am surprised to see a H. macrophylla growing in your climate. I guess maybe it is in a seltered spot??

  30. Holley says:

    Very pretty. I love hydrangeas. Everything seems to be holding up well in the heat. Glad you got a bit of rain!

  31. Masha says:

    Your garden looks wonderful, and I enjoyed the pictures of the butterfly and bumble, lovely!

  32. All the photos are so beautiful! Nothing seems to be suffering from the heat…all healthy and lush!

  33. Donna says:

    Wonderful blooms all over…my bunnies seem to prefer the clover I grow and I am glad of that. Even with the dry weather the garden flowers are gorgeous as are your photos…

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