Monday, July 19, 2010

What's Bloomin In Our Garden?

I was back to work after a couple of weeks off and things went pretty well.  I still have a little energy left so I decided to grab my camera and take my Monday stroll around our garden.  What will I find for a "Bloomin Tuesday" post.  As usual, I was surprised by how many new flowers I found.

Liatris spicata or Gay Feather in the back garden

Coreopsis (I think its moonbeam)

Campanula rotundifola olympica

Shasta Daisies (short version)

Hydrangea (small compact plant with white flowers)

Hostas near the front deck

Perennial Phlox

Closer view of the phlox.  I planted two plants last summer so these are my first blossoms.

Whorled Sage and our cat Lily
Salvia verticillata "Purple Rain"
 She has been following me around so I let her sneak into the picture.

Astrantia or Masterwort
This is one of my very favorite plants, it grows in the shade of a Japanese Maple near our back porch

I always enjoy strolling through my garden to see what's bloomin.  I hope you enjoyed your visit too. 
I will be linking to Bloomin Tuesday at MsGreenThumbJean's 
Go take a look at what's Bloomin'


  1. Hi Sherry,
    I don't think I've visited your blog before. It sure is pretty. I love your blooms! I counted 6 that I also grow, and 2 more of them, I grow a different variety of. That last one, is the only one I've never grown. It sure is loaded with blooms!

  2. Hi Sherry... LOVE the flowers! that last one is unfamiliar to me, but it's gorgeous. I love your cat Lily sneaking into the shot; she's a diva!
    Love your phlox, too. Mine is pink, and is not doing well this year; don't know if it's the heat but I suspect it might be.

    Our hydrangea bushes are FULL of bloom, though.
    Thanks for sharing!

  3. I love that you know all the names for your flowers. This helps me know what I will look for, when I get around to choosing flowers for my yard. I'm taking it all in, and your garden is beautiful.

  4. You have quite a few bloomers for July..very nice.

  5. So many new bloomers! Don't you just love liatris? Mine is just beginning, too. I loved the walk thru your garden.

  6. I've been trying to grow 'Shasta's' for a long time, they just don't like my soil?
    Lily is happy strolling through your pretty garden..
    I'm a newbie here.. very nice!

  7. Thanks for taking that stroll and showing us your beautiful blooms today. I love that Masterwort, such an interesting plant. :)

  8. Lily certainly fits perfectly in your garden with all the other flowers. Your blooms are gorgeous!

  9. The flowers are absolutely gorgeous. I wish we had a place to plant our own garden, but for the time being, I have to be satisfied with pots of plants which are doing quite well this year. I wanted to thank you for visiting my studio at Amanda's Baskets and for leaving your lovely comments.

  10. Love the color of your phlox! I have a couple Masterwort but they aren't as full as yours. The hydrangea is interesting. Love it! Jean

  11. I love seeing all your beautiful flowers..I dont have a green thumb and struggle to get things to bloom.. thanks for sharing yours..

    your newest follower

  12. Thanks for sharing your gorgeous garden! It's really pretty!

  13. I enjoyed my stroll with you and your beautiful cheery garden!
    Thanks for the B-day wishes and your visit with me! =)

  14. Your garden flowers are spectacular! I especially love hosta - there are so many varieties! What a green thumb you have! Linda

  15. Hi Sherry,, I had to come back and say thank you.. you are my 200th follower today. If I had a prize I'd surely send it on to you!
    I'm so enjoying blogging and I see you also do.. your a mom of 6 children.. I beat you, I have 7...if you add on the 4 step children...
    Thanks again and I'll be back to read more of your lovely blog..

  16. What a pretty garden Sherry!! I'm so new to the gardening arena and know so very little. I truly value posts like yours that help me to see the "real" appearance of plants that I read about in the gardening books. Thank you so much!