What’s Blooming on July 4?

The better question might be: What isn’t blooming this Independence Day? After our slow, slow start to the gardening season, the plants are finally getting the sun they need. Here are just a few plants we’ve seen in bloom this week:

water lily

A beautiful plant on a pretty pond in St. Anthony Park in St. Paul.

delphinium

A gorgeous delphinium in bloom.

 

tomato flower

Tomatoes are flowering, which means fruit is not far behind. Notice the little hairs on the stems — if placed underground, they would become roots.

 

passionflower

While not hardy to our zone, many Minnesota gardeners coax passionflower into bloom. This one was in an amazing garden in Edina.

dahlia

A perfect dahlia.

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