Sunday, June 17, 2012

Around The Garden

It has really been hot here with no rain so watering every day is a must.  Some of the container plants are showing stress as are some of the larger perennials and hydrangeas.

Endless Summer has never looked like this before!  It could be the mild winter, my experiment this year, very little low nitrogen fertilizer and no pruning whatsoever.

Hydrangea Starlight Let's Dance
This is a smaller hydrangea two to three feet, suffered some frostbite this spring but looks pretty good.

Astilbe Bridal Veil

Astilbe Chinesis Visions

Foxglove Grandiflora
This is a perennial foxglove not a biennial.

Hosta Patriot

Hosta Paul's Glory

Reseeds everywhere but very easy to pull out and blooms until frost.

Persicaria Polymorpha
The supports are invisible and so far the plant seems pretty stable, but we have not had a big storm at this point.

Miscanthus Udine
The supports are invisible, really has helped keep it from flopping onto the pathway.

Daylily Arnie's Choice
Mid-Season but blooming early this year

Daylily Eileen Clymer

Daylily Lullaby Baby
Early and very small

I transplanted most of these to another location and this one unexpectedly remained.  It survived, the others didn't, they don't like to be moved!

Nepeta Six Hills Giant
Very wispy and anything but upright, am training it to cover the window wells on the south side.

Home Run Red
One of my 4" pots last year just about full grown this year, one of the differences between this and Knockout is the vibrancy of the red color.  These were sent to me by Proven Winners Choice.

As Allan Armitage said if he had one coneflower to choose it would be Kim's Knee High!  This is Kim's Knee High Red, beautiful deep magenta color a much stronger specimen than Pow Wow.

Mango is a strong Meadowbrite much more stable than Art's Pride Meadowbrite.

One of the first lilies to bloom and very striking

Rozanne Geranium

There is so much to see when you walk around the garden!