|Many of the iris, like this one that's just about to open, are still blooming.|
Wet weather during the past several weeks has not been ideal for many of the early summer flowering plants. Some have gotten waterlogged and others have been totally flattened by heavy downpours. Nevertheless, having a diversity of plant life is one way to ensure that there will be a variety of color throughout the garden, regardless of what Mother Nature dishes out. Here's a look at a few of the plants that have been providing the color around here over the past week or so.
|The wonderful muted pink of Papaver orientale 'Patty's Plum', one of my favorite poppies. |
The purple flowers of Tradescantia 'Concord Grape' combine well with Spiraea japonica 'Goldmound'.
|The reliable New Dawn rose clambers over the split rail fence above spheres of |
Buxus 'Green Mountain' near the potting shed.
|And here, New Dawn competes for position with Lonicera heckrottii 'Goldflame'.|
Our country nod to red borders everywhere. 'Blaze' peonies, pots of red cordylines, and a red Japanese maple (Acer palmatum 'Bloodgood') border a long picket fence.
Geranium sanguineum 'New Hampshire', Weigela 'Wine and Roses' and hostas.
|Paeonia 'Doreen' is just about ready to jump the fence!|
|Polemonium 'Bressingham Purple' (Jacob's Ladder), Heuchera 'Palace Purple', Asarum europaeum (European Ginger), Astilbes and Hellebores fill a small corner along a path.|
|Just beyond the pink gate, the climbing rose 'William Baffin' covers the arbor leading to the potager.|
The colors are stunning and it seems the weather has not been a deterrent to flower or foliage--just beautiful!ReplyDelete
Thank you, Grisel! Some of the old stalwarts came through once again to add a little interest here and there. By the way, I really appreciate your continued support of the blog and our Facebook page. It's always nice to know that you're out there somewhere!ReplyDelete
The garden looks gorgeous. I feel like nothing is in bloom here! That red combo is to die for--well done, my friend.
The garden looks gorgeous. That red combo section is to die for--well done, my friend!
Thanks, Michael! However, I find it very hard to believe there's nothing in bloom in that beautiful garden of yours. For those readers who haven't seen Michael's garden, you can take a look by checking out his blog at: http://thegardenerseye.blogspot.com.ReplyDelete