Photo Friday: July Flowers

I thought I would share some images of the Happy Acres summer flowers that are blooming now. First up is the Becky Shasta daisy. It’s a lovely bloomer that butterflies like but the deer don’t!

Becky daisies

Becky daisies

Nearby Becky is the Jubilee rugosa rose. We grow these for the hips, but in this case the deer usually get them before we do. Bees love the flowers too, as do other insects. The bumble bee in the below photo just wouldn’t sit still!

Jubilee rugosa rose

Jubilee rugosa rose

Over in the slope garden, it’s a sea of Rudbeckia flowers, plus a few white and purple coneflowers.

Rudbeckia and coneflowers

Rudbeckia and coneflowers

And speaking of coneflowers, over in the Wild Garden the purple ones (Echinacea purpurea) have been blooming non-stop for a couple of months now.

purple coneflowers

purple coneflowers

Blooming nearby is Ratibida pinnata, sometimes called the grey-head coneflower. The butterflies and bees love it and the Echinacea.

Ratibida pinnata flowers

Ratibida pinnata flowers

Also in the Wild Garden the Allium ‘Millenium’ is just starting to flower. They resemble chive blossoms, but bloom much later in the season. They are just as popular with the beneficial insects and butterflies as the chives are. I try and put a variety of plants in the Wild Garden to attract a wide variety of butterflies, pollinators and other beneficial insects, and birds. I plan on doing a feature on it soon.

Allium 'Millenium'

Allium ‘Millenium’

I’ll close with another butterfly favorite that is just now flowering, Joe-Pye weed. This flower is anything but a weed here.

oe-Pye weed

Joe-Pye weed

I hope you have enjoyed looking at some the flowers we have blooming now. I’ll be back soon with more adventures!

 

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8 Responses to Photo Friday: July Flowers

  1. Margaret says:

    Just love the sea of Black Eyed Susans. Coneflowers are also a favourite – and they bloom for such a long time, especially for a perennial.
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  2. I would love to have some alliums for my front garden. I have been working on plants that help pollinators, and have made some progress, but haven’t gotten any of the alliums added in and I want them.

    Thanks for the tour. I love all that you shared.
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  3. Daphne says:

    I’ve always loved rudbeckia and the coneflowers. And I wish I could put the Becky daisy in my garden, but it is just too tall. I love daisies and that ones seems to bloom for a longer time than many do.
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  4. Michelle says:

    I love all your flowers! That’s something I have such a difficult time with, what with deer, gophers, and a balky irrigation system. Thanks for the treat.

  5. Judy Sall says:

    What a beautiful display! I just put a “Mexican Hat” in… related to the cone flowers but a beautiful deep rust color. Hope it takes! Love the bumble bee… we don’t have a lot here but I used to get them a lot around my potato vines in So. Calif., humming away…

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