Bloomsday: July 2012

It has been a while since I have posted on Bloomsday, but I finally remembered to not only take the pictures, but also to actually post on the 15th.  Here are my blooms: the ones that I want in my garden, and the ones that are not quite so welcome.

First, the blooms that are wanted:

My climbing roses are starting to really take off and should probably be tied up again.


Although their time is fast approaching, the calla lilies still look good.

My knapweed is in full glory again after being razed to the ground last month.


A lone blossom pokes out of my strawberry plants.

This fuchsia gets more glorious every year.

This allium is just starting to go on display.

Now for the blooms that are not so welcome:


This bindweed is technically in my neighbor’s yard, but we all know that won’t last for long.

These sprawling blackberries began in the neighbor’s yard, but are now happily spilling over into mine. I know they should be whacked down as soon as possible, but I am still tempted to wait until the berries have finished ripening.

And finally we have the grass, which really should be mowed down at some point.

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2 Responses to Bloomsday: July 2012

  1. Scott Weber says:

    Your Knapweed is wonderful…and obviously resilient! UGH…seeing those blackberries makes my skin crawl (although they ARE delicious)! I still have nightmares about bindweed from growing up in Nerbraska…it’s almost un-beatable 🙁

    • Sarah Sarah says:

      I completely understand about the blackberries. My daughter wants me to leave them, but I am tired of dodging around them. As for the bindweed, we only have a few places where it is bad and can usually stay ahead of it.

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