I'VE BEEN TAKING A lot of photos lately so I thought I'd share them with you all. They're pretty random, taken at various times during the last few months.
|This is a Filipendula rubra blooming in a hellstrip, of all places.|
I thought they liked shade and water.
|One of the gardens featured on the tour in June had this vertical planter |
with fresh Viola blossoms growing in a vertical planter.
|Is it just me or are the Crocosmias looking exceptionally vibrant this year?|
|I have several photos of hellstrip plantings. This Echinacea is especially healthy.|
|Sea Hollies (Eryngium) are such an unusual color of blue.|
|At one of the entrances to the university, a very healthy Dierama is in full bloom.|
|Recently I spotted this very tall, pink-flowered Poor Man's Orchid (Impatiens balfouri) growing at a park.|
I was able to collect some of the seed.
|I've been watching a church yard near where I work. Here is one of the Penstemons in full bloom.|
|Here is another shot of the church yard's perennial border.|
|Another shot of the church garden. The photo doesn't do it justice.|
|I thought this variegated Liriope planting was kind of cool.|
|As you can imagine, the bees were very happy with this planting.|
|Another hellstrip planting. Common, annual Cosmos.|
|Another hellstrip had a small above-ground water feature. There was a tiny pump and fish.|
I'm not quite sure what the wire was all about. It kind of detracts from the aesthetics, don't you think?
|I'm not sure what this "Victory Garden" mobile greenhouse is all about but it's kind of cute, don't you think?|
|How's this for unique garden art?|
|I like the combination of Japanese Blood Grass and Voodoo Sedum|
|This pretty display is part of the garden tour in June.|
|Another garden tour planting.|
|I really like this cement bird bath/planter.|
|One of the backyards on the tour. The tree made it really shady and pleasant.|
|From the garden tour: isn't this an ingenious composting system?|
|Functional and fun.|
|Nix the lawn and have a fun front yard.|
|I thought this gate was really cool.|
|This house is near my work. If you look closely at the railing you'll see that it's a one-of-a-kind.|
|I like this front porch with the blooming clemmy.|
|And finally, I couldn't resist snapping a photo of my friend Annie's pot.|