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Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day – July 2010!

15 Jul Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day – July 2010!

Time once again for Bloom day, and that means a trip outside with the camera, and a look at some wonderfully cheerful blossoms. Enjoy!

Ruffled Apricot daylily (Hemerocallis ‘Ruffled Apricot’) is an impressive re-bloomer, and it’s fragrant!

Prairie Coneflower (Ratibita pinnata) is an elegant native, frequently visited by our pollinators.

Mardi Gras Helen’s flower (Helenium ‘Mardi Gras’) Is a favorite of mine since first using it several years ago. Its blossoms are a blend of yellow, orange and red.

Floristan White Gayfeather (Liatris spicata ‘Floristan White’) sports a very pretty white spike atop very attractive foliage.

My favorite of all the new Echinacea introductions, is Red Knee High (Echinacea purpurea ‘Red Knee High’). Its compact habit and deep magenta blossoms make it a welcome addition in our garden!

Another new and welcome introduction, is Katherine Phlox (Phlox paniculata ‘Katherine’). Highly resistant to powdery mildew, long blooming and a beautiful lavender blossom with a white eye. We will be enjoying this one for years to come!

Thunder and Lightning Knautia (Knautia macedonica ‘Thunder and Lightning) is an amazing color combo. Deep magenta pin cushions over green and cream variegated foliage. WOW!

Deep red with a yellow throat, Chicago Apache daylily (Hemerocallis ‘Chicago Apache’) is visible from all over the yard!

Don’t stop now, head on over to May Dreams Gardens and see what other Garden Bloggers are raving about, but before you do, please leave a comment!

See you in the garden,


  • jocelyn/the art garden
    Posted at 09:50h, 15 July Reply

    Hey, Scott, thanks for the introductions! I need to add a bit more variegated foliage to my gardens and I think that Knautia might be just the ticket.

    • Scott
      Posted at 21:27h, 15 July Reply

      Your welcome Jocelyn, here’s a link to better pics of the Knautia foliage . Every client so far has swooned over it!

  • TufaGirl
    Posted at 13:27h, 15 July Reply

    What a beautiful bloom of the Thunder and Lightening. I must look for that plant. Lovely photos.

    • Scott
      Posted at 21:28h, 15 July Reply

      Hi TufaGirl, See my reply to Jocelyn above for more links to that Knautia! Thanks for the comments!

  • joene
    Posted at 19:19h, 15 July Reply

    Love the Katherine phlox. May have to put it on the must have list. And the knautia is stunning.

    • Scott
      Posted at 21:30h, 15 July Reply

      HI Joene! That is the first Phlox I have tried growing in the nursery, and am very happy with it. It doesn’t hurt that it bears my wife’s name either! 😉

  • SwimRay
    Posted at 21:39h, 15 July Reply

    You have some nice variations on our old garden standards. I guess I have to be a bit more selective when selecting. Thanks.

    • Scott
      Posted at 09:56h, 18 July Reply

      Yes there sure are many newer introductions to keep up with, but I do not discount the old standards!

      Thanks for the comments,


  • Linda
    Posted at 09:38h, 16 July Reply

    I have the ruffled Apricot daylily in my garden as well and it is just beautiful. The daylillies are just outstanding this year in the garden and I’m really enjoying them. And I’ll have to look for that Red Knee High echinacea to add to my collection. Thanks for the pics!

    • Scott
      Posted at 09:58h, 18 July Reply

      I am seeing a nice bloom this year also Linda. The pictures do not do the deep color of the Red Knee High. It is definitely worth seeking out! Thanks for stopping by!

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