Here we are in July and I have participated a total of ZERO times this year! Until today, that is.
I was reminded of GBBD, as it is affectionately know, when another Houston area garden blogger, Dorothy of The Nature of Things, posted a link to her GBBD post on Facebook this morning.
So, before I forget again, here are some blooms from our garden.
The Profusion zinnia threatened to take over the entire garden this year. I had to do some major thinning and there are still more of them than anything else in the garden. I'm not complaining though, they shrug off the heat and humidity and the butterflies and bees love them.
To offset all the orange, I interspersed some Angelonia. I should have added some salvia as well, for the bees and hummingbirds, but I've not had much success with it in the past and just didn't get around to planting any this year.
I like this white Angelonia too.
In the back border, this Gomphrena adds another splash of purple amid all the orange.
This Philippine lily caught me by surprise. It was a passalong from a gardening friend a few years ago and it's tucked in behind the shrubs in the front border. I had forgotten about it until the beautiful blooms caught my eye as I was heading out the front door yesterday. I took this photo today, so I didn't cheat! LOL.
Some of the daylilies are still hanging on, such as this little gold one -- Stella D'Oro, perhaps?
And finally, more zinnias, as well as a very exuberant Turk's Cap. I even saw a hummingbird on this just the other day.
That's it from me today. Once again, thank you Carol for hosting Garden Blogger's Bloom Day.
Words and photographs by Jayne Wilson, Green and Serene, Jayne's Country Garden.