Monday, July 15, 2013

Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day ~ July, 2013

Welcome to my wild side. This is the chaotic mess o' color that greets the folks driving past my front door. I call it the Big Rock Garden ~ and you can easily see why. That eyesore of a boulder is the size of a Jeep Wrangler. (I can only show half of this garden in a photo large enough so you can appreciate the bright bloomers.)

I always feel compelled to take close up photos of my flowers. Those make the prettiest pictures plus those close ups do a fine job of hiding all my weeds!

But, this Bloggers' Bloom Day, I thought I'd step back a bit and show you the full, flowering scope of my Big Rock Garden.

There is nothing too exotic growing in this flower patch. To survive here, you gotta be tough. You gotta laugh at the cold, embrace the heat, and drought, not to mention high winds. AND, the occasional elk that stops by for dinner.

The ones who can survive, typically thrive. Such as these Blanket Flowers, above. I did not plant them. They are wild volunteers who decided this might be a good place to settle down.

And, this massive clump of Chamomile, below. I did plant her but if she gets any bigger I might have to start charging her rent.

Pay a visit to Carol at May Dreams Gardens to meet other gardeners participating in this monthly meme. Happy Bloom Day!

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Rilly said...

With all your beautiful flowers to focus on, only the nit-pickers will see the weeds, and only then because they're looking for them. I don't see a one!

Gail said...

Beautiful~I love your wild garden and don't see it as a mess. gail

JOHN SHORTLAND, Cotswold Hills, England. said...

Lovely flower photos and just the hint of a lovely view too.

We're having baking hot weather in England right now. Neither we or our gardens are used to it!

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Marguerite said...

Three cheers for close ups! It's like virtual weeding :) I actually really like your rock, looks like a great spot to sit and contemplate the flowers.

scottweberpdx said...

Gorgeous...I love tough room for weenies in my garden!