july garden weather that feels like october

The air was damp and chilly today. Hard to believe that in July we would have the air conditioning turned off for days in a row. And who would believe we would need to close the windows against the chilly air. But we did! The garden has enjoyed all the rain we’ve had for the past few months.

center of the driveway

The black eyed Susans are a sea of color.

sea of orange

The tiger lilies are near the end of their bloom. A few last blossoms top the long lanky stems.

tiger lily

A helpful flickrite helped me ID this little green bug. I saw several of them on the tiger lilies. They are immature stink bugs. Never would have guessed that!

immature stink bug

After counting the new daylilies, we found we bought 14 new ones last weekend. Four or five of those were mini daylilies. Mini doesn’t necessarily mean a small plant. It refers to the size of the blossom. Miniature daylilies have blooms that are under three inches in diameter.

planting new daylilies

DH planted the mini daylilies in the fenced garden.

DH plants our new daylilies

Zak watched from the comfort of the birdbath.

Zak in the fenced garden birdbath

Near the edge of the woods, the garden phlox backs the last of the ditch lilies.

on the edge of the woods

I think I’ll get a blanket and watch one of my favorite shows…”Chopped.” I’ll see you in the garden tomorrow. 🙂 To visit other gardens (where it may be warmer!) click on over to Jean’s place for Bloomin’ Tuesday!

Bloomin' Tuesday



  1. Posted July 22, 2009 at 5:03 am | Permalink

    Beautiful photos! The tiger lillies are luscious! I wish my weather felt like October. It will be months before it will be nice again here.

  2. Posted July 22, 2009 at 5:58 am | Permalink

    Very nice, love the kitty in the birdbath and tha Phlox is gorgeous!

  3. Jean
    Posted July 22, 2009 at 7:01 am | Permalink

    I didn’t know there were miniature lilies although I realize the stella d’ore is smaller. I’ll have to look into that. We have been having cool weather and rain too but I do enjoy the cool weather. I’ve never seen the spotted tiger lily. Love it! Jean

  4. Posted July 22, 2009 at 9:49 am | Permalink

    I would love cooler weather here:), love your daylilies, I had no idea that mini only referred to the bloom size, but that DOES make sense. LOVE your kittycat!!!

  5. Posted July 22, 2009 at 7:20 pm | Permalink

    Your gardens and your flowers are spectacular!

  6. Posted July 22, 2009 at 11:38 pm | Permalink

    what gorgeous photos! I love the cat in the bird bath. so cocky aren’t they?
    thanks for the visit to my blog today !

  7. Posted August 12, 2009 at 10:30 pm | Permalink

    oh, so beautiful!!
    But my favorite is Zak in the birdbath. Priceless!!

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