July Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day

“July Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day”, a copyrighted post, was written for my WordPress blog called Always Growing by Jan in Covington, Louisiana

Thanks to Carol of May Dreams Gardens for coming up with GBBD. This is the day (15th of the month) in which we post everything which is blooming in our gardens.

Here in South Louisiana, July’s heat has really ramped up. Right now, just after 7 PM, it is still 90 degrees with a heat index of 109. Is it any wonder that finding blooming plants right now is a challenge? Still, there are a few stalwarts out in the garden braving this heat.



Texas Star (Hibiscus coccineus) is blooming in this heat.
Daylilies are still putting out the occasional flower with the peak bloom period over by now.






A few roses are blooming, but they won’t start blooming profusely again until cooler weather comes back. Blushing Knockout has blooms, and Iceberg, a white, is blooming.



The society garlic has started showing flowers.




Red flowers blooming right now are the gerbera daisies, red ruellea, and lady in red salvia. Speaking of salvias, the black and blue and mystic spires are also flowering well this month.

While we are baking here and some flowers are still showing up, the cooler temperatures of October should bring more flowers, and I can’t wait for that month’s GBBD.

Be sure and check out May Dreams Garden for gardens that may have more blooms this month than mine does.


  1. Larry said,

    July 15, 2010 at 11:08 pm

    I love the color in that gerbera daisy! Lovely daylilies too! Larry

  2. Jan said,

    July 15, 2010 at 11:28 pm

    Larry, this was the first time I was able to photograph the true red color of gerber daisies. Usually, the color shows up looking fake. Red seems to be so difficult to capture.

  3. Jake said,

    July 16, 2010 at 12:13 am

    Very pretty! I am glad to know I am not the only one that has not seen Society Garlic bloom until now. I have been complaining they haven’t been blooming and then Wednesday I noticed that one of my two clumps have two bloom stalks.

    Love your Daylilies as always!


  4. Mary Sexton said,

    July 16, 2010 at 5:41 am

    Jan I also live in south Louisiana. New to the garden blogging scene. Love my black and blue salvia! Such a tough plant. My black-eyed susans are blooming so well. They’re one of my favs because of their drought tolerance.

  5. Sue said,

    July 16, 2010 at 7:23 am

    Wow! That’s some heat. Still, you have some lovely flowers persevering through it.

  6. garden mary said,

    July 16, 2010 at 10:30 am

    Love that hibiscus, Texas Star. It is a great red color.

  7. RBell said,

    July 16, 2010 at 12:12 pm

    Really like the red Texas Star Hibiscus – but then I am from Texas! Sounds like your heat/humidity is even worse than mine. Stay hydrated (or air-conditioned).

  8. Sara Hammond said,

    July 19, 2010 at 4:39 pm

    OK, I finally get it and hope to join in next month. Great idea. Great photos and fun to see what everyone around the country has at the same time!

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