We’re in Massachusetts today, visiting Tingshu Hu’s garden. Tingshu has been sharing scenes from her garden at different times of the year. Today we’ve moved into July and are looking at the summer scenes from her front garden.
The Canna ‘Striata’ (Zones 8–10 or as a tender bulb) started to bloom in early July. To its right is Rosa ‘America’, planted in early May. It was supposed to start blooming in June, but the first buds were killed by the hard freeze on May 19 and so the first blooms were delayed by several weeks. After these blooms, a new shoot emerged from the ground and grew to reach the top of the pergola.
Looking across the patio from the west side, beside the center post of the pergola Rosa ‘Iceberg’ also started to bloom with white flowers. It was planted at a wrong spot and stayed there for several years, sad and barely surviving. When the post for the new pergola was erected, we thought it must be a right spot for Rosa ‘Iceberg’ and moved it there. It really liked the new sunny waterfront spot very much and put forward lots of new growth and flowers. At the right-side flower bed, under the Yoshino cherry tree (Prunus × yeodoensis, Zones 5–8) are some houseplants enjoying a summer vacation. Clivia is blooming with orange flowers, and Hoya also bears some globe flowers. The pink flowers are rain lily (Zephyranthes sp.).
More houseplants are growing around the trunk of a Yoshino cherry. The Queen of the Night cactus’s (Epiphyllum oxypetalum) pink-white flower continued to bloom in the early morning. The small white flowers are those of a climbing jasmine (Jasminum sambac), and the pink-red flowers are crown of thorns (Euphorbia milii).
Pink rain lily flowers (Zephyranthes grandiflora, Zones 8–10) are myRead more on finegardening.com