HI PEEPS. THE WEEKEND weather was not too bad. I was able to spend both days doing what I love, spending time in my favorite place on the planet. It doesn't get any better than that, does it?
There was just a hint of white on the roof a few weeks ago but at the time of this writing, my garden is still without a significant (aka "killing") frost. Hooray! This means there are still die-hard plants holding on to a single blossom or pretty foliage. Here are some of them:
|Violet Viola odorata|
|Double Impatiens walleriana|
|Nicotiana 'Tinker Bell'|
|Lamium maculatum 'Purple Dragon'|
|Salvia microphylla ‘La Trinidad Pink’|
|Salvia 'Hot Lips'|
|Salvia microphylla 'Maraschino'|
|Clematis 'Polish Spirit'|
|Clematis 'Ernest Markham'|
|Clematis 'Ville de Lyon'|
|Clerodendrum speciosum delectum|
|Scented Pelargonium 'Hazelnut'|
|Buddleia 'Lo & Behold'|
|Phlox 'Eva Cullum'|
|Hydrangea 'Lemon Wave'|
|Choisya flowers up close|
|Santa Barbara Daisy Erigeron karvinskianus 'Profusion'|
|Golden Feverfew Tanacetum parthenium|
Earlier this past summer, I was picking the yellow blossoms to keep pink the predominant color.
But I finally relented.
|A bazillion flowers now!|
|Persicaria 'Red Dragon' with Red Penstemon buds|
|Rosa 'Rhapsody in Blue'|
|A lone Carpet Rose blossom|
|Rosa 'Jacques Cartier'|
|Leycesteria formosa 'Golden Lanterns'|
Coreopsis ‘Mercury Rising’
I sure hope this plant winters over. Talk about a work horse.
It's been in bloom since I bought it last May.
|Another workhorse, Alstromeria. Check out the health and vigor of this plant.|
|Abelia grandiflora bracts|
|Abelia grandiflora blossoms and bracts|
|Finally, I had to show you this photo.|
Acuba, green with yellow spots. Aging Pear tree leaf, yellow with green spots.
Isn't nature grand?