Bloom Day – July 2010

Spotted Joe Pye weed

Midsummer means a whole lot of flowers along with toxic levels of heat and humidity. But the monthly Bloom Day started by Carol at May Dreams Gardens gets me out of the a/c to appreciate the first!  Any links below go to earlier posts showing these plants in bloom this July.

  • Lizard tail (Saururus cernuus)
  • Water lily
  • Spotted Joe Pye weed (at top – Eupatoriadelphus maculatus)
  • Sweet Joe Pye weed

  • the towering sweet Joe Pye weed (Eupatoriadelphus purpureus)
  • Annabelle hydrangea
  • Oakleaf hydrangea
  • Purple coneflower (Echinacea purpurea)
  • Pale purple coneflower (at top, in background – Echinacea pallida)
  • Orange coneflower

  • Orange coneflower (Rudbeckia fulgida)
  • Sweet black eyed Susan

  • Sweet black eyed Susan (Rudbeckia subtomentosa)
  • Culver’s root (Veronicastrum virginicum)
  • Nodding onion

  • Nodding onion (Allium cernuum)
  • Celandine poppy (Stylophorum diphyllum)
  • Marsh phlox (Phlox glaberrima)
  • Wild bergamot with bee

  • Wild bergamot (Monarda fistulosa)
  • Hosta
  • Daylily
  • Dill (Grandma Einck’s)
  • Lavender “Blue Cushion”
  • Oregano
  • Thyme
  • Fennel
  • Raspberry ‘Caroline’


  • Raspberry ‘Caroline’
  • Serrano chiles

  • Serrano chiles
  • Red baneberry (Actaea rubrea)
  • Solomon’s plume (Maianthemum racemosum)
  • Blue false indigo (Baptisia australis)

The asters aren’t in bloom yet, but I think they’ll be firing up soon…


4 responses to this post.

  1. Looking good in spite of the heat. Happy Bloom Day!


  2. Yes, it’s much too hot to do much in the garden other than early or very late in the day. I’m impressed by all your native plants, and am envious you have an Echinacea pallida–I’ve been looking for one of these for a long time. Lovely blooms!


  3. Eupatoriadelphus? Did I miss yet another reclassification memo? Oy!

    The nodding onions are adorable, and I can never get enough of the black-eyed Susans.


  4. Posted by lakechicagoshores on July 21, 2010 at 8:40 am

    Rose, I got my E. pallida from either Prairie Nursery or Stone Silo Gardens, so one of those fine Wisconsin nurseries would be happy to send you some by mail.

    Diane, it looks like Eupatorium got split into several genera, including Eutrochium, which then got split into or renamed Eupatoriadelphus. I just copy what I find online as the botanic name!

    Orange coneflower is the hardiest plant in the garden now. Each planting I have is a couple of feet wide and about 3 feet tall and absolutely covered in blossoms.


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