Let's Get Dirty | All Blogs


July colors

By Penny Stine

 

Red, white and blue are great for a day, but I love the other colors of July, too. I know the white flowers pictured here in my parsley/mint bed are shasta daisies and there is some Russian sage in the background. I can't remember what the little pink flowers are. It was some sort of drought tolerant perennial that I bought at Bookcliff Garden for a couple bucks in a two-inch pot. It's spread quite a bid and seems to be able to hold its own in the never-ending battle for supremacy waged by the parsley, mint and bindweed. 

 

 

 

 

Who doesn't love the bright orange tiger lilies that are blooming all over town right now?

 

 

 

 

 

 

I'm also a big fan of yarrow. This is the pink version. I've got white and yellow somewhere in my yard... the yellow flower in front of the yarrow is goldenrod. 

 

 

 

I'm happy about the petunias in my flower pots on the deck. I started them from seed and they were still incredibly tiny when I transplanted them outside.

The purplish ones are supposed to be a brand new type of petunia with pointed leaves. I got the seed from Park Seed, but I can't remember what it's called. I looked on their website and none of the names sound familiar, either. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The tiny petunia plants looked silly in this big pot, so I transplanted some morning glory that was coming up where I didn't want it,  which is why my flower pot has a tomato cage on it. Not sure if the petunia will survive being shaded by the morning glory wants it takes off, but it's pretty now. 

 

Now here's an interesting flower.  This is a pepper plant. I'm growing six different types and I have no idea which kind this is. But it has purple flowers!  Every edible pepper plant I've ever planted has had tiny white flowers. 

 

I've got giant marigolds and zinnias growing happily in my garden, so I should have some nice color there in a few weeks, too. 

Don't the colors of summer just make ya' happy?

COMMENTS

Please Login or Register to leave a comment.

stone fountains - Geoffs Garden Ornaments- Garden fountians, statues and ornaments across the UK. We supply

water fountains, buddha’s, ganesh statues.


Fence panels - This Insulated Garden Room is ideal for those seeking a place to relax in their garden without worrying about those cold winter nights!

Moore Fencing - Moore fencing, established fence contractors. Security fencing and all types of fencing and gate solutions.


buddha statues - Natural gifts and home decorations which are fair trade too, have an instant appeal to eco-aware shoppers buying in a responsible way that gives back to the world.

I’m glad to patent that you came backward among estimable unuseds!  Truly I contain an skill of sharing Writing Essay Thinker writing service for research papers also I comprehend that mere some locations get beneficial dramatists. Don’t restrain writing in the ditto path!

The front garden and the outdoor landscape are amazing. With some inspiration and some good home products like the ones from Stover’s Liquidation Store, anyone can arrange his outdoor space, in an unique way. This is only one example, someone can use small trees and mountain rocks in the landscape.




Recent Posts
My spring salad is growing
By Penny Stine
Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Awesome alliums
By Penny Stine
Friday, March 20, 2015

Best friends
By Robin Dearing
Friday, March 20, 2015

Chill Out With Couches, H. Grimace
By David Goe
Friday, March 20, 2015

Wordless Wednesday: Photo illustration
By Richie Ann Ashcraft
Wednesday, March 18, 2015


TOP JOBS




THE DAILY SENTINEL
734 S. Seventh St.
Grand Junction, CO 81501
970-242-5050; M-F 8:00 - 5:00
Editions
Subscribe to print edition
E-edition
Advertisers
Advertiser Tearsheet
Information

© 2015 Grand Junction Media, Inc.
By using this site you agree to the Visitor Agreement and the Privacy Policy