Why heck NO if you follow my tiny garden through the seasons…you’ll see much happening from the insects, the birds and ultimately the blooms. July is a time of extravagance. The birds are busy, insects multiply and the blooms burst. I love this time in summer.
Like many gardens on garden walk tours in this area, my garden explodes in color. These gardens all over WNY strut their stuff for the tours. Many prepare specifically for the big show to come, but some like mine, start early with bulbs and perennials, and hope for the best come tour time.
Spring is reserved with pastel color in my garden. As the season progresses, the palette holds every color an artist desires. Fall starts in rich, deep jewel colors, then succumbs to the tawny shades known to fall. Later, browning remnants grace winter with freshly fallen snow.
Some of the containers below….
But what about summer? It has an informality of plants that don’t succumb to the heat. Hovering high above the other garden partners, the long-stemmed verbena boniarensis explodes like a July 4th firecracker. The Asclepias tuberose lights up the garden while the lilies wave the flag, “Over here guys.”
This post is divided, the front today and the back gardens on July 14th. The last I posted on the front garden was back in June.
Click galleries to see what blooms might be missing… yes we had a summer wind storm knock the daylights out of the tall bloomers. Above, remnants of the Delphinium. Yesterday’s post shows how many were toppled.
Gardening always trials the gardener. Look at that cool insect on the hibiscus!!! A Rosy Maple Moth maybe?
Setbacks and all, the garden is still awash with color, many blooms yet to open. Daylilies are just beginning…echoing summer has arrived.
The view from the street.
Summer is busy, and getting around to garden chores is well, a chore. I only trimmed the boxwood on one side and the shaggy side is next – beds edged and weeded at least. Next, the rear gardens and views I rarely show, the shade areas.
Didn’t know it until WP sent me the Happy Anniversary Achievement today, 5 years of blogging which reminds me of something… a goal I had after the first year and never mentioned.