|Love these delicate, canary yellow daylilies|
July got off to an unhappy start with Chris back in the hospital for emergency surgery. The work that was done last September went bad, so he had an unplanned six-day staycation at Mission in Asheville.
Thankfully all is going well and he is now home trying to do too much out in the garden.
I can’t blame him because July is when everything is happening from the veggie patch to the roadside to the rose garden. Tomatoes are ripening, wild rhododendrons are showing off, and the roses are just getting their second wind.
It’s a great month to enjoy all the blooms around us, and appreciate how fortunate we are to live in such a beautiful part of the world.
Even when there is the occasional health hiccup.
|Skylark with more blooms and buds than ever|
|Volunteer Balloon Flowers. No clue where they came from.|
|I'm becoming a phlox phanatic. This was from a "free to good home" bin|
|The wild rhodies are near their peak. The mountain laurel was the prettiest we've seen in years|
|Genevieve and visitor|
|Our Nikkos got nipped again but the Annabelles are gorgeous at High Hampton|
|The Lark Ascending and visitor|
|Sir John Betjeman|
|The Indian Pipes are in bloom|
|My black and blue salvia has come back for a second year|
|Welcome to our mountain world, where things are always looking up|