Saturday, July 28, 2018

Some Like it Hot

The weather has been perfect for those who love 90+ degree daytime highs. I'm not a fan of extremes but it's July. What can a gardener do? I'm also not a fan of extreme water bills but the garden is happy and when the garden is happy, the gardener is also happy.

That white flowering shrub is my Gardenia 'Frostproof.' It loves the heat.

Purple Agastache also loves the heat.

Ditto for the red flowering Oleander, the fuchsia and the spiky red flowered Persicaria.

Jasmine on the right and Clematis (almost finished) on the left side of the trellis.

On the right are Echinacea tennesseensis 'Rocky Top' blooming away

Allium and 'Shenandoah' Panicum enjoy the heat.

I cut back these Phlox in May so they're much shorter.

Gardenia 'Frostproof' after deadheading the brown ones.

Anemonopsis macrophylla with a bug I didn't notice until now.

Lilium 'Black Beauty'

These Oriental lilies were part of the mixed bag from Costco this spring.

Check out this leaf sport on 'Laura' Phlox.

We'll see if it comes true next year.

Lobelia are just starting to bloom

The Clerodendrum bungei have been blooming for about a week.

My Calycanthus 'Hartlage Wine' is blooming again!

'Ayesha' Hydrangea is getting lots of water and it's paying off.

Among my Clematis cacophony, we have 'Avant Garde'. Such a pretty thing.

I purchased  Nicotiana suaveolens seed from Nancy Ondra last winter. They just started blooming.

Clethra 'Ruby Spice' always makes me think of Donna at Nowlens Bridge Perennials, where I got my plant.

Hydrangea 'Limelight' is still very limey looking with a Gladiolus photobomb.

Bumblebee on the Scabiosa flower.

And on this one too.

I love the foliage on Hibiscus moscheutos 'Kopper King'

This little Dianthus refuses to stop blooming.

The last of the Daylilies


Euphorbia stygiana

Finally, in May I found this little variegated Morning Glory at Garland Nursery.  I hope you all are staying cool and enjoying life in the garden.
Variegated Morning Glory
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