The Violet Fern

A Colorful Tale of a Garden in the Making

What’s Blooming

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Garden bloggers’ bloom day is hosted by Carol at May Dreams Gardens the 15th of each month. Be sure to visit her and add yourself to the growing list of blooming gardens across the world.

Here’s what’s blooming in my garden right now …

Russian Sage and Black Lace
Unknown Phlox (purchased from a gardener next town over)
Helianthus microcephalus is stunted this year from a very wet spring
Mint and Miscanthus ‘Morning Light’
Joe and Susan love affair
Great Blue Lobelia siphilitica and Persicaria ‘Firetail’
Common Ironweed, Vernonia fasciculata
Green or Cutleaf Coneflower, Rudbeckia laciniata reaching the roof of the shed
Cup Plant, Silphium perfoliatum
Cleome
Bee in Borage
Bees napping in sun

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Author: Kathy Sturr

Cultivating art, growing soul, and creating plant-based food in the beautiful 1000 Islands, New York and Cedar Key, Old Florida.

6 thoughts on “What’s Blooming

  1. Those are some great flower photos. And I love the "Joe and Susan" pic and the garden shed. I have a thing for garden sheds! Happy Bloom Day.

  2. So many familiar flowers just S of you as well..my first time growing borage..just beautiful. you folks N have had quite a bit more rain than we have. I am sure your gorgeous veg garden is lush and yummy…

  3. I love the shot of the bees in the borage…so cute! Happy GBBD!

  4. Lovely shots, especially of Joe and Susan. Looks like you have lots blooming this blooms day… which makes it a happy one! Cheers.

  5. I do love all those yellow ray flowers blooming at this time of year. I'm interested in your diagnosis of the Helianthus as stunted by the wet spring. We also had a very wet spring, and a number of my plants were both shorter and less profusely blooming this year. I'm glad to hear that your tradescantia have gotten settled in. We had an unusually warm, dry July in my garden and many of the tradescantia went dormant — but Osprey seemed to fare better in these conditions than any of the others. I don't currently have a place for Virginia creeper — or for Veronicastrum, which I covet. -Jean

  6. Really lovely! Joe and Susan make a lovely pair.

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