Today I transplanted the new perennials. 4 at the front by the plum tree. I had the hose turned on to soak the new transplants, while I dug out the rest of the clump of lemon balm. I still have some by the plum tree to remove, and more of the creeping little green thing, that gets into everything. I put the delphinium, a pink daisy, and an anemone in front of the hedge by the bamboo. Watered them in good and watered a bit around the rest of the front. Got some dead heading done. Things are not looking too bad considering we have had no rain and hot temperatures and the watering restrictions are a total pain.
I have no good photos from July, and it will soon be August. The lacecap hydrangea responds wonderfully to watering and is looking very nice. The big gold achillea has been in bloom for weeks and looks ok too. The lily of the nile is in bloom and the campanulas of all kinds. The dahlias that I put into tall black pots are blooming. Not a great show, but they are improving with the watering too.