So much is going on. I've been reworking a lot of the blah spots in the garden this year. It's enjoyable but, being a visual person I have difficulty envisioning full-grown plants when they're still dormant. For instance, the Joe Pye and Canna lilies are still eensy, weensy things but in a few months, they'll tower. So how do I place them? Due to my ambivalence (aka "cramscaping"), I suspect there will be some summer amending. Hopefully there will be a few rainy days to undertake the project. Or maybe everything will be perfect. Ha!
A few years ago my neighbor rooted this gorgeous pink Clematis for me. We don't know its identity. Is it 'Pink Champagne' or 'Asao' or...? Any ideas?
|Clematis .... ?|
|Pulsatilla vulgaris 'Red Bells'|
|Phlox stolonifera 'Sherwood Purple'|
The second rose to bloom in my garden is this one:
|And the second blossom, almost ready to pop.|
Note the plethora of aphids too.
|Lewisia cotyledon in bloom|
|Lewisia up close...|
|Gypsophila cerastioides 'Pixie Splash'|
|Heuchera 'Georgia Peach' (I think) in front of Weigela florida 'My Monet'|
And my favorite Weigela, almost in bloom...
|Weigela florida 'Variegata'|
|Tinkerbell Lilac (Syringa meyeri x microphylla 'Bailbelle')|
|Variegated Comfrey (Symphytum x uplanicum 'Axminster Gold')|
among the throng
Impatiens omeana always look so good before the weevils start chewing on them.
Silver Vein Creeper is really filling in this trellis, despite how shady this area is now, thanks to a burgeoning Japanese Maple.
|Silver Vein Creeper (Parthenocissus henryana)|
This Silene has reseeded all over my garden now. I like it, to a point.
|Silene dioica seedling|
|Allium schubertii almost ready to pop!|
While shopping with my friend Vicky recently, I found this simple birdhouse. I'm hoping maybe a bird family will take up residence.
Finally, it used to be we rarely saw butterflies in our garden. However, in the last few years we're seeing more and more. Yesterday my daughter and I spotted a pair of Red Admiral butterflies twitterpating and nectar-sucking. Such a regal thing!
|Red Admiral butterfly resting on the warm fence boards.|
Are you amending areas of your garden?
Seeing any butterflies or other interesting visitors?