This time of year is so delightful in the garden. There are lots of photos so I'm going to keep my words to a minimum.
|Clematis 'Ernest Markham'|
|New this year (on sale!) Clematis 'Dr. Ruppel'|
In my opinion, it has much better better coloring than C. 'Nelly Moser'.
|This is Linaria triomithophora or Giant Toadflax.|
There has been some discussion on FB regarding its resurgence.
Annie's Annuals sells it
but I was honored to receive a clump from my friend Diana. I love it!
|The purple flowers bloom up the stem. Even before they bloom, the buds are interesting.|
|Pink Sea Thrift (Armeria maritima rubifolia) and Lady's Mantle (Alchemilla mollis)|
|Variegated Honeysuckle (Lonicera periclymenum 'Harlequin')|
|Weigela florida 'Variegata' is intensely fragrant on warm days.|
|And the bees love the flowers.|
|The first little blossom on Rosa 'Jeanne LaJoie'|
|Camas Camassia qualmash|
|Meadow Rue (Thalictrum aquilegifolium)|
|Painted Daisy (Tanacetum cocineum)|
|Podophyllum 'Spotty Dotty' Flower and buds|
|Dwarf Buckeye (Aesculus pavia) in flower|
|First flower bud on Rosa 'Rhapsody in Blue'|
|Here it is in full bloom! So fragrant.|
|Prairie Smoke (Geum triflorum)|
|Euphorbia stygiana, purchased in the spring of 2014. It's now over five feet tall.|
|Here is a photo of the Euphorbia's flower. Not much to look at but, oooh, the fragrance!|
The delicious, honey fragrance is far-reaching and stops me in my tracks.
|Silene...blooming all over my garden right now.|
|It goes to seed everywhere but I don't mind.|
|Has anyone else been dealing with spittle bugs?|
|I wanted to show you a comparison. On the left is Mukdenia rossii 'Crimson Fans'.|
On the right, Mukdenia rossii 'Karasuba'. Notice the drastic difference in leaf texture.
In my opinion, stick with 'Crimson Fans.'
|The main reason I bought this Hellebore was for the fantastic leaves.|
Helleborus x ericsmithii 'Ruby Glow'
|Last week we had a hail storm. Check out the damage on my Edgeworthia chrysantha...|
|... and my Tetrapanax.|
|Does your Tetrapanax do this? Drop its smaller, outer leaves? It almost looks like a crime scene.|
|Stachys lavanduifolia is starting to bloom.|
|Hosta 'Pineapple Upside Down Cake' finally found a home|
under my Sobaria. Now if the slugs will stay away...
|Loving the bluish foliage on the Rosa glauca above the Lychnis viscaria.|
|The super-easy to grow and very long blooming Geranium pyrenaicum 'Summer Sky'|
does a great job mingling in among the shade-lovers.
|After going into shock from being moved from shade to sun a few years ago,|
my Carpenteria californica is finally going to bloom.
|My daughter's boyfriend brought us this bird's nest that had fallen to the ground.|
I put it in this basket and added three green rocks.