July in the Garden
If you have gaps in your gardens, or want to re-fresh your containers, July can be a good time to bargain shop for good plants at reputable garden centres.
Jodi DeLong plants rosy milkweed (Asclepias incarnate) and several of its relatives to support monarch butterflies. Monarchs are pollinating insects.
Rio portulaca plants are now on Judith Adam's front walk gallery of ornamental plants because the location is too hot for tomatoes in containers.
Drenching rains can cause an early onset of mildew on phlox. These scented, long-blooming perennials are one of the backbones of summer gardens.
Plants are struggling to stand in the heat and wind. Watering suggestions. Caliente Hot Coral ivy geraniums show surprising heat resilience