SUMMER is officially here and there is no doubt that the weather gods got the memo. It's been pushing (or topping) 90 degrees for the past several days. July is typically our warmest month so things seem to be right on schedule. I'm getting my exercise with hauling the hose around. I planted so many new things this year and I fear losing them if I don't keep them hydrated until they've established themselves.
So here are some random bloomers:
|This Rudbeckia 'Cherry Brandy' overwintered!|
Behind it is a crop of Red Flax that I grew from seed. It's such a happy plant.
|I am totally gaga over hardy fuchsias |
although I'm not good with remembering their names.
This one is several years old. It might be 'Checkerboard'.
|This one was just purchased at Fry Road Nursery a few days ago.|
I wanted a foliage color echo and I got it.
|Here's another Fuchsia newbie. The flowers work well with the variegated|
|Here we've got a red NOID daylily, another Coreopsis 'Mercury Rising' |
and a red-flowering Agastache.
|Here we've got my Artichoke flower getting ready to bloom |
and a double Shasta Daisy (Leucanthemum x superbum 'Ice Star')
|Newbie Eryngium 'Jade Frost' is a happy camper.|
|Rattlesnake master (Eryngium yuccifolium) is also a newbie starting to bloom.|
|I just purchased these two black Sedums. Aren't they a nice contrast to all the chartreuse?|
This weekend I plan to plant a bunch more golden Sedum 'Angelina' on that bare dirt beside them.
|This is a random sampling of my quirky garden design.|
|A baby froglet taking a siesta on a lily pad. Isn't he the cutest?|
I hope your garden is providing a sweet respite from life's many challenges.