Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day, July Edition
(It's also Green Thumb Sunday but apparently I was kicked off the GTS blogroll for failing to participate sufficiently! Bad Molly!)
Here's a mysterious passalong plant that I received from my landscaper. It lights up the shady corners of my border. I've never seen it anywhere else except in my cousin's garden in Hilversum, Netherlands. She told me the name but I forgot to write it down. Anyone recognize it?
Update: Lina from Iceland (wheee! A gardener in Iceland read my blog!) correctly identified the mystery plant as Lysimachia punctata. Thanks, Lina!
Googling the proper name turned up the common name, yellow loosestrife. Further googling reassured me that this particular loosestrife is not invasive, at least not in the Pacific Northwest. If it were Lysimachia vulgaris, I'd have to rip it all out. whew.
All of the hostas are in bloom, including this miniature that I moved to a pot on the porch so it wouldn't get trampled or lost, both of which were happening to it in the garden:
hosta 'Blue Mouse Ears'
Thalictrum flavum ssp glaucum
Thalictrum delavayi (Chinese meadow rue or Tibetan meadow rue, depending on your politics)
Thalictrum 'Elin'. Ten feet tall, so I'm not even sure what the flowers look like.
A trio of hydrangeas:
H. Macrophylla 'Miss Belgium'
H. Serrata 'Blue Deckle'
In the woods, besides the ubiquitous blackberry brambles, one of my favorite native shrubs:
Holodiscus discolor, aka Oceanspray
All of the daylilies are in bloom, too. Enough that I think they need a post all their own.