Tuesday, July 12, 2011

My garden has exploded!

I finally got some photos taken. After getting through the 4th of July, the butchering - or should I say, trimming of our 50+ yr old Oak trees in the front, and visiting our son in eastern Iowa last weekend, I thought I'd better get some photos taken before the 'show' is over. My Daylilies are spilling color all along the flower bed every day. Some of them, I know their names . . . some of them not.

My Garden Angel sits among the Purple Coneflowers ~

Monarda, Quick Fire Hydrangea, Black Eyed Susans, Daylily 'Aglow', two other Daylilies that I don't know the name of ~

Daylily - Valiant ~

Daylily - Mary Todd

Daylily - Siloam Baby Talk ~

Daylily - Autumn Red ~

Daylily - Lavender Dew ~

Daylily - Little Grapette ~

I don't know the name of this one, but this and one other plant put some double flowers on this year ~

Most of my Hostas are in full bloom now. I'm not real crazy about the flowers, so I will cut the flower stalks all off shortly after they bloom ~

I'm not sure what this plant is, but a local nursery thinks it's a type of Climantis that crawls on the ground rather than needing a trellis. It has been getting thicker every year and looks like I'll have a bunch of blooms shortly. They are almost like Daylilies, in that their blooms only last a day.

I took this on the 4th of July. This Hummingbird Moth had quite a feast! I had to wait until dark and use my flash to get a clear photo. It's wings move so fast, that they are a blur. It wasn't afraid of me, but the fireworks explosions made it jump every time.

This is my first post with Ms. Green Thumb Jean and her Bloomin' Tuesday.  I've been reading her posts for a few years and am now brave enough to share a post with her followers.


  1. Your garden has really exploded in colour. Love all your daylilies .... see a couple I will be looking for. Hope to see you again on Bloomin Tuesday, fun to see everyones gardens.

  2. Welcome to Bloomin' Tuesday! I'm glad you finally decided to join us. I'm always happy to meet one of my readers. Your daylilies are all lovely and I love the grouping with the lilies, manarda and black eyed Susans! Jean

  3. Hi Judy,
    I enjoyed seeing all the color you have going on. I think my favorite photo is the first one. That is a great capture of the moth, too.

    I had fun blogging with you today.

  4. I do think that flower is a wild petunia.

  5. Your garden is beautiful. It shows that you have spent many hours taking care of the garden. I need to learn a few things from you….

  6. Gorgeous garden! Glad I found your blog.

  7. Welcome to Bloomin' Tuesday! You have a lovely garden. The banner photo is beautiful; looks like you've done a lot of work! p.s. I LOVE my hostas' flowers....I guess because I'm so thrilled the deer didn't eat them first!! :)

  8. Exploded is right! You have such a nice variety of daylilies. They are all beautiful. That sliloom baby talk one is really different!

  9. Judy, thanks for your comment. I whole-heartedly agree about the ads and music! If people do want to see the general areas where people visit their blogs from, they can just check the 'stats' area that blogspot has set up.

    Enjoy those daylilies! I'll post mine in the next little while. So far just the one in my garden. Lots of buds on the others though.

  10. Jennifer@threedogsinagarden
    You have a very nice collection of daylilies. I really like the small 'Baby Talk'. The border of hostas also looks spectacular.