AS PROMISED, I'm back with second part of the local garden tour. This time it's all about plants. However, being a total plant geek, I'm always on the lookout for the unusual, plants that are new to me and that blow me over with visceral coveting. This only happened once on this tour at my friend Bobbie Richard's garden. I'll show you in a bit. For now, it's common plants but very well situated.
I must have taken a hundred photos at the first garden. The layout was really nice.
|This is a nice specimen of milkweed was really nice, even if it's not blooming.|
|This Helianthemum wowed my friend Cate.|
|This is a shot of the entire left side of the backyard.|
|I'm not a huge fan of Daylilies but when I see a true color (not washed out), I take note.|
I don't know the name of this one but it was nice.
|Daphne -- either 'Carol Mackie' or 'Brigg's Moonlight.' Wowza!|
|Sweet William, (Dianthus barbatus)|
|Plume Poppy or Macleaya cordata is a controversial plant in that it spreads|
by underground runners. I happen to love that foliage and don't mind its habit.
|Clematis 'Ville de Lyon'|
|I'm pretty sure this is Rosa 'Nathalie Nypels'|
|A honeybee in Borage heaven|
|Here is the plant that I was seriously coveting. Clematis x triternata 'Rubromarginata'.|
The tiny flowers are supposedly fragrant on this tall climber but silly me,
I didn't get my nose close enough to the flowers.
|Veggies can be beautiful too.|
|I love these Lacinata or Dinosaur Kale!|
So what is your favorite?