Tuesday in My Garden

July 5, 2011

It's the beginning of July and lots of things are starting to bloom.   My first daylily is out, the 'Stella d'Oro'.  Looking around at the various gardening blogs, I can see that this is a very popular one.  It seems to be one of the earliest to bloom and is compact with a lovely gold coloured flower.
Hemerocallis 'Stella d'Oro' Daylily

My delphiniums are really thriving, I'm happy to say.  I planted four 'King Arthurs' (striking purple with white centres) last spring.  All had a few small blooms last summer, but are doing fantastic this year.  I also planted some of the 'Astolat' ones at the end of season last summer.  I was intrigued by the tag colour and wasn't quite sure if they were pink or maeve.  Turns out they are somewhere in between, also with white centres, and they are really pretty.  They are just starting to open.

Delphimiun 'King Arthur'
Delphinium 'Astolat'

Also blooming for me right now are my evening primroses (which I love, but really keep them confined to a small area, lest they take over the world), Sweet Williams from my Dad's garden, and both my magenta and white lychnis (the white lychnis seeds were sent to me by an Oregon master gardener, who is a computer-friend, with the instructions not to plant them too close to the magenta ones - otherwise they can cross pollunate and all be light pink next year). 

Oenothera Evening Primrose
Sweet Williams
Lychnis Coronaria Rose Campion (magenta)
Monkshood in back
Lychnis Coronaria  Rose Campion (white)


  1. Everything looks so lovely. Your blooms are wonderful!
    Cher Sunray Gardens

  2. Everything is looking lovely and floriferous, I love your Delphiniums, mine have gone over now, but put on a beautiful display for a few weeks.

  3. What a pretty collection of blooms, King Arthur is especially stunning. Your garden is looking lovely! :)

  4. Hi Diane - Your gardens look great. I miss my delphiniums this year so I am really enjoying yours. I love the Sweet William - I have that blooming this year for the first time - and also love the Evening Primrose. I don't have that, but I see it in a lot of yards in my area. And of course, love love the Lychnis - one of my favorites. I have it all over my yard.

  5. Diane, Your pictures are beautiful! I love the daylily pictures, they are my favorite! I really enjoyed seeing your site! I have just started my own blog, and I am learning the ins and outs of this exciting venture! Thanks for sharing!

  6. Gorgeous blooms! I wish my Rose Campion looked as good as yours, no blooms here yet. :(

  7. Hi Diane, Like the new look and glad that you went larger with the type on the black. I love your deep blue delphiniums. They are spectacular!

  8. Dear Diane, How lovely your summer garden looks! We have had a lot of heavy rain, and my evening primrose (usually so reliable) is really suffering. I am excited to see that there is a delphinium called Astolat, as that is the name of our house. I would be interested in getting one (Google here I come). P. x

  9. I adore those Delphinium...so charming...and I've never seen the white Lychnis before...they are great!

  10. Diane, It's interesting to see that our gardens are pretty much at the same stage now. I have evening primrose that grows wild in the driveway, but the one I planted in the garden didn't survive (maybe I treated it too well?). Yours is lovely. -Jean

  11. Your delphiniums are so striking, and so tall and straight! They must really like where they are planted.


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