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Power Restored July Bloom Day 2011
Ruellia humilis at the edge of the Nanoprairie

Thanks as always goes to Carol, of May Dreams Gardens, for hosting Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day.

As I sat in the library typing this, it was day 4 without power here at Squirrelhaven, so this post is necessarily truncated. The power was finally restored nearly 120 hours after it went out during a short, but violent storm.

Eryngium 'Jade Frost', free trial Hydrangea macrophylla 'PIHM1' Twist-N-Shout, Phlox paniculata, Dianthus 'Cranberry Ice' and Lavandula 'Hidcote'

All the Hydrangeas are blooming.

Hydrangea quercifolia 'Little Honey' blooming for the first time

I don't think I like the following combination, but they're both blooming there for the first time.

Lilium 'Purple Prince', an Orienpet hybrid, and mystery daylily
from left: blooming for the 1st time Hosta 'Rainforest Sunrise', coneflowers, Campanula persicifolia 'Telham Blue', Heuchera 'Raspberry Ice', and Campanula 'Sarastro'
not black peony-flowered poppies, but still good

I'm out of time. There's lots more blooming, including several Clematis and the Aralia racemosa. Happy Bloom Day, appreciate your electricity.

Added 8 a.m. July 15
also in bloom:
Aquilegia vulgaris Heart of Gold type
Aquilegia vulgaris 'Sunburst Ruby'
Callirhoe involucrata
Calycanthus floridus 'Athens'
Campanula 'Samantha'
Campanula persicifolia 'Blue-Eyed Blonde'
Campanula persicifolia 'Grandiflora Alba'
Clematis 'Betty Corning'
Clematis 'Comtesse de Bouchaud'
Clematis 'Evipo 031' (Bonanza)
Clematis 'Evisix' (Petit Faucon)
Clematis 'Madame Julia Correvon'
Clematis 'Silver Moon'
Clematis 'Venosa Violacea'
Corydalis 'Blackberry Wine'
Corydalis 'ex Dufu Temple'
Dicentra 'Bountiful'
Dicentra 'King of Hearts'
Geranium 'Bob's Blunder'
Geranium 'Blogold' (Blue Sunrise)
Geranium 'Gerwat' (Rozanne)
Geranium 'Jolly Bee'
Geranium nodosum 'Svelte Lilac'
Hemerocallis 'Chosen Love', 'Druid's Chant', 'Evening Sea', 'Grape Velvet', 'Little Grapette', 'Pink Lavender Appeal', 'Super Purple', 'Woodside Amethyst'
Heuchera 'Citronelle'
Heuchera 'Frosted Violet'
Heuchera 'Smokey Rose'
Hosta 'Blue Mouse Ears'
Hosta 'Candy Hearts'
Hosta 'Maui Buttercups'
Hosta 'Sweet Home Chicago'
Hydrangea arborescens 'NCHA1' (Invincibelle Spirit)
Hydrangea macrophylla 'Bailmer' (Endless Summer)
Hydrangea macrophylla 'Blue Billow'
Hydrangea macrophylla 'Claudie'
Hydrangea macrophylla 'Penny Mac'
Hydrangea quercifolia 'Snow Queen'
Knautia
lily seedlings
Lobularia maritima
Monarda 'Grand Marshall'
Penstemon 'Pike's Peak Purple'
Phlox pilosa 'Eco Happy Traveler'
Phlox maculata
Phlox paniculata 'Nicky'
Phlox paniculata 'Red Super'
Phuopsis
Platycodon grandiflorus
Stylophorum diphyllum

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