I'm both happy and sad to say the garden tour is over; it was sweaty, life-consuming work yet so much fun to share the results. Many of us on the tour feel like our gardens never looked better and we should conduct more visits while that's the case. Who knew I should have signed up for two?!
Of course, the most commented-upon and asked-about plants were usually the ones blooming, so it's a no-brainer as to what to include for July's Bloom Day. I'm splitting it in two parts for easier consumption and also to test the timing of my google alerts. You don't mind do you?
Shasta Daisy, grown from the winter-sown technique The Garden Buzz
Pee Gee Hydrangea in foreground of the courtyard The Garden Buzz
Hardy Hibiscus "David Fleming" The Garden Buzz
Henry-dog by the purple Astilbes (ID variety, anyone?) The Garden Buzz
Invincibelle Spirit hydrangea with chocolate cosmos The Garden Buzz
Stay tuned for Garden Bloggers Bloom Day Part 2.