What’s Blooming (7/15/22) July 14, 2022 July 15, 2022 / Serendib Garden / By Mary Anne Mohanraj Blooming this week. Names and notes on photos. Cabbage moth on veronica. Common mallow / malva neglecta. Common mallow / malva neglecta. Fairy candles / cimcifuga racemosa (native), starting to bloom. Not usually quite this low and twisty; I think they’re getting overshadowed by the tree above; may try to move (and divide) this fall. Love-in-a-mist. (Scattered seed — only one came up! More seed next time, I guess…) Sedum flowers starting to emerge. It’s still summer here, but autumn is coming. Hydrangea. Hydrangeae. Culver’s root (native) with blooming hostas and hydrangeas. Hydrangea. Lacecap hydrangea Quickfire — will turn pink in autumn. Hydrangeas and hosta. Monarda fistulosa / bee balm (native) Monarda fistulosa / bee balm (native) Wild petunia, native (with a bit of native morningstar sedge on the left — I have a lot of morningstar sedge, happy to divide some if anyone wants any). Whorled milkweed (native). Swamp milkweed (native). Coneflower (native). Coneflowers (native). Coneflowers (native) with Russian sage. Good combo for parkway planting, as they’re both very drought-tolerant, don’t really need watering. Coneflower — this is probably a native hybrid — the double flowers are v. pretty, but less pollinator accessible than the single flowers of the straight species. Coneflower. Achillea. Balloon flowers. Butterfly bush starting to bloom (Black Knight, I think). Delphinium — this is the first year I’ve had one actually come back! But weird — it’s much much shorter than they normally are. Climbing rose Darlow’s Enigma — blooms for weeks in midsummer. Mini rose Hot Cocoa. Rose Neptune. Rosa The Fairy — blooms for weeks in midsummer. Rose-Marie — a David Austin rose, starting its second flush — won’t be quite as dramatic as it was for the first flush in June, but still plenty of blooms. Great scent. Oriental lilies — close to 8′ tall, need staking. Oriental lilies. Double orange daylilies. Orange daylilies are common and very hardy around here, requiring no care — if you want some, ask in the group, specific if you want the single or double forms. Be aware that you may not be able to get rid of them once established. 🙂 Gooseneck loosestrife — again, if you want some, ask, but be aware that it is aggressive and hard to get rid of. Best in contained area.