The geranium at the front door:
And there are fragrant flowers:
I love the smell of phlox.
And there are exceptions that prove the rule of hot weather and hot colors:
Pansies don't usually survive the 90 degree temps. we've been having.
The deer have left the echinacea alone since I scattered some used kitty litter around them. They are still kind of stunted. But last year there were no surviving blooms at all.
Below is a bulb given to me by my mother-in-law years and years ago. It is the very first time the plant has bloomed:
She calls it a "resurrection lily". Early in the summer it shoots up leaves that look a lot like day lily leaves. Then the leaves all die back and this shoot comes up with the blooms. Here's a picture to prove that those leaves do all die away:
Okay, your turn. Head on over to Sue's to see July colors around the world and perhaps add your own.