It’s actually been pretty warm so far this July, with highs apparently ranging from 82-92F (according to AccuWeather’s historical data for the month; I would have said most of our highs were in the 70s and 80s) and lows from 49-68F.
I’m getting a good harvest of peas now, and arugula, and a few lovely radishes.
Daylily blooms have exploded, from one on 5 July, to two on 6 July, to 4 on 7 July, then on the next days 16, 51, 78, 59, 63, 69, 112, and 112 again today. How long can they continue?
Here’s the rest of what’s blooming in my zone 4b-5a New Hampshire garden this month.
Yes, there are lots of photos but remember that we have no blooms or leaves for at least half of the year here. So we are savouring flowers, colour, foliage, variety.
The back border and backyard.
The shade garden.
Side and veggie garden.
“Long experience has taught me that people who do not like geraniums have something morally unsound about them. Sooner or later you will find them out; you will discover that they drink, or steal books, or speak sharply to cats. Never trust a man or a woman who is not passionately devoted to geraniums.” ― Beverley Nichols, Merry Hall
“One of the many reasons why gardens are increasingly precious to us in this day and age is that they help us to escape from the tyranny of speed. Our skies are streaked with jets, our roads have turned to race-tracks, and in the cities the crowds rush to and fro as though the devil were at their heels. But as soon as we open the garden gate, Time seems almost to stand still, slowing down to the gentle ticking of the Clock of the Universe.” ― Beverley Nichols, Forty Favourite Flowers
Thanks for sharing all that is happening in your garden. Your daylilies look so classic lined up against your house. They are such workhorses!
Yeah, I’d never have planted them in a line like a firing squad but they came with the house and they brighten up the driveway. 🙂 Thanks for commenting.
What a beautiful color explosion!
I guess they know that summertime is short, so they really take off blooming and seeding before their winter naps begin again.
Have a wonderful week!
It’s that last image that strikes me the most. I live in the middle of a mid-sized city and don’t see too many bears. Deer, up from a stream about a half mile away, yes. Raccoons, rabbits, squirrels, chipmunks, and skunks, certainly. But no bears. Yet. What wonderful variety you have in your gardens.
The close ups show such different character for the flowers. I especially like the view of the milkweed which I take for granted not realizing how beautiful it is.
I especially love the milkweeds with some yellow among the pink. Thanks, Mary Anne!
Droolworthy healthy home grown veggies and arrays of Lilies what better can life bestow to us,Happy Blooms Day.
Indeed! Happy day to you as well.
Goodness! You have so much going on in the garden right now. It must be nice to be able to grow peas and radishes. I love our summer vegetables, but we do not get much time for spring and autumn vegetables. Peas do not last into summer.