Bloom Day in the Water Garden
Here in the Mid-Atlantic USA (USDA zone 7) on the DC-MD border, the past month started off very dry, then it got hot - really hot. After almost 6 weeks of drought, we finally got some decent rain today. Hurray!
Because of this seemingly annual summer drought pattern, I turn my attention to my water garden in July. It is the least work of any part of my landscape and gives me the most enjoyment! You don't need to water. The fish eat the mosquitoes. The blooms are prolific and the dragonflies are enchanting. You just sit back and enjoy.
Pictured here from top, left (clockwise) is a hardy White Waterlily, Water Hyacinth, a hardy Yellow Waterlily with an unusual reproductive cycle, and Pickerel Weed.
It is the 15th of the month, which means Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day again. To view links to other garden bloggers' blooms around the world to see what it blooming in their gardens today and to read their collective comments, go to:
So what is blooming in YOUR garden?