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mid-July Flowers


It still doesn’t feel like summer. The temperatures are very slowly rising, but there are a lot of clouds and rain. Statistically, July is supposed to be the driest month. The flowers are also going crazy.

One of my registrations is ‘Pico da Vigia’ (Lookout Peak). Normally it looks like this:

But a 5 petal flower opened:

Then today, I got 5 flowers on the same stalk open at the same time!

One that I like for its muted colors is (Etched Eyes x Dragonfly Tattoo):

If you like a light purple and yellow combination, there is the very open (Star of India x Dragonfly Tattoo).

There has been an interest in flowers that have spotting, and I have a DIP of unknown parentage.

My Crepe Myrtle is in bloom on a bush that is about 6’ tall.

And the Fuchsia boliviana Alba:

A weed is also in bloom – the invasive Crocosmia x crocosmiflora. I keep pulling it up and it keeps returning.

This year I am also growing pumpkins, ‘Jack Be Little’, and they have been trained up bamboo poles, so they hang from the vine instead of laying on the ground.

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lovely flowers as usual Wylie.
in the UK we keep going 'hot and dry and then cold and wet. We are in a cool windy wet phase now. Garden needed the rain though.

15 Jul, 2023


Lovely flowers Wylie.

16 Jul, 2023


The little pumpkins are useful. You take the top off and use the flesh to make a soup or combine it with other things and bake it inside the shell, and serve a whole little pumpkin.

16 Jul, 2023


Love the Star of India Wylie. Have you registered it?

18 Jul, 2023


It is on the list of possibles. I have to give it a couple of years to settle in to its mature form.

20 Jul, 2023

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