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My July Garden

Side Garden

My July Garden
Hey Guys! I’ve been so busy lately, sorry if I am late to the show on the July Garden. I know it’s August and all, but I promise, all these photos are from July. The garden has been really grown into itself this year. There is always something new blooming, colors look good together and all the plants are nice and filled in. I am really, really proud of it. Let me show you around and you can see what’s blooming this month.
 

Asiatic Lilies

My July Garden
There are lilies everywhere! After 4 years the Asiatic lilies are growing in nice mounds now. I originally had been given individual shoots which I planted all around the backyard. Finally the bulbs have multiplied themselves enough times that I know have groups of lilies producing lots and lots of beautiful blooms.
 

Side Garden

My July Garden
Purples, blues and yellows along the side garden.
 

Echinacea

My July Garden
A new cone flower (aka ‘Fatal Attraction’ Echinacea) which I planted earlier this year. The stems are nearly purple, I totally love them.
 

Rose

My July Garden
My rose bush was happily blooming at the beginning of the month, but now there are no more buds. I’m a little worried about it, hopefully it is just a phase.
 

Zinnias

My July Garden
The zinnias began blooming right after Finn’s birthday – they took awhile longer this year, I imagine it has something to do with all the rain and the cooler weather we’ve been experiencing. Happy to see them blooming, and am looking forward to having many beautiful garden bouquets from these plants that I started from seed.
 

Asiatic Lilies & Hosta

My July Garden
 

Day Lily

My July Garden
I told you, lots of lilies. Here are my yellow day lilies. I split these a few years ago and now they are coming in as nice hearty bushes.
 

Coleus

My July Garden
I tried something new this year, planting a large coleus as a border annual plant on the side of the house. I am amazed at how large it has gotten, and would like to try it again next year, maybe in the backyard gardens.
 

Salad Garden

My July Garden
I had to include a shot of the lettuce garden. When it first started growing I was worried that it wouldn’t fill in. It looked pretty sad, but now I have so much lettuce and arugula. We can have salads everyday – it’s way awesome!
 

Hydrangea

My July Garden
The hydrangea (aka Bob Hardy Hydrangea) I planted in the backyard last year is blooming again this year, it’s gotten pretty big too, I’m not sure if it will even fit in it’s spot next year if it continues to grow.
 

Day Lily

My July Garden
Orange day lilies along the side of the house. I love the color agains the dark blue siding.
 

Dahlia

My July Garden
The first Dahlias (aka Chilson’s Pride Dahlia) are starting to bloom!
 

Phlox

My July Garden
 

Stonecrop Flower

My July Garden

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  • Nicole August 4, 2014

    Your garden is so beautiful! You have mad skills, lady! I wonder if I could ask if you have any advice on good literature (online or in print) for newbie gardeners? I have no idea what I’m doing!

    • Scoops August 18, 2014

      Hey Nicole! Good question! I did pour over and study this midwest landscaping (suppose it only applies if you are in the midwest) book. For my veggie garden I use the Square foot Gardening book as my guide. Let me know if you have any specific questions and I will try and help :)

  • Amber August 5, 2014

    Your garden looks lovely!

  • Debbie August 5, 2014

    Alison, your gardens are beautiful! Green thumb like your Momma!

    • Scoops August 18, 2014

      Thanks Debbie! She taught me everything I know :)

  • oh I long for the day I have a garden as gorgeous and lush as yours. Of course this darned statewide drought isn’t doing me any favors. Ill just live vicariously:)

    • Scoops August 18, 2014

      Oh, thanks Shavonda! I am so excited to see your garden journey! Good luck with that draught, hopefully it’s over soon.

  • Vanessa August 7, 2014

    It looks great Scoops and the coleus is brilliant.

    • Scoops August 18, 2014

      Thanks so much, Vanessa!

  • KT August 14, 2014

    Alison – I love your style – inside and out. I recently moved into a mid-century modern home in so. mpls and would love to know who you worked with on your fence. It’s a fabulous design and think it would work well in our yard. Thanks!

    KT

    • Scoops August 18, 2014

      Hey KT! Congrats on your mid-century home and welcome to the neighborhood! I used Fencein Deck, they were great to work with, the owners do all the work, and they are into collaborating on projects – reasonably priced too. Here’s there website.

  • Lauren August 19, 2014

    Woah! I have a mad crush on your garden. It’s gorgeous! Love the salad garden idea too. Great stuff!

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