It’s mid July, time to see what’s going on in our gardens for Garden Blogger’s Bloomsday.  It’s also Fertilizer Friday!

I have a lot blooming,

 

so it makes it hard to believe my yard and gardens are showing the stress of very little rain

and extremely high temperatures.

   My grass is brown in spots

and some of my plants have given in to the heat and lack of water.

But most are doing great!

 

So those are what I am sharing today,

 the resilient plants that continue to flourish despite the conditions.

 

So I have a few empty spots that would normally be lush and full,

but that’s okay because everywhere else is alive with color. 

Somehow that makes it seem a little bit cooler outside.

Happy July!~”Ah, summer, what power you have to make us suffer and like it.”  ~Russel Baker 

  

Visit May Dreams Gardens for Garden Blogger’s Bloomsday for July 

ffAlso Visit Tootsie Time for Fertilizer Friday

                   

lilac Lilacs welcome spring and early summer with their fragrance and beauty.  Their bouquets fill our homes with the scent of nice weather and sunshine.  That is why I chose it for my flowering shrub (tree) picture in the Gardening Gone Wild~ Picture This  Photo Contest. Head on over to see all the rest of the entries.  There are some spectacular photos there.

 

 

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I am thinking of the lilac-trees,
  That shook their purple plumes,
    And when the sash was open,
      Shed fragrance through the room.
    ~  Mrs. Anna Stephens

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Hard to believe but it is already the middle of July.

My gardens have filled out quite nicely even though it has been a very cool, wet summer for us in Upstate NY. 

 Go and Visit May Dreams Gardens to see other Garden Blogger’s Blooms.

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“No bought potpourri is so pleasant as that made from ones own garden, for the petals of the flowers
one has gathered at home hold the sunshine and memories of summer, and of past summers
only the sunny days should be remembered.”
-   Eleanor Sinclair-Rhode