Recently, I stopped by the K-Mart in Corvallis to look for something and got stopped by the plants at the front door. When I "heard" this Cuphea calling my name I said, "Oh honey, you're coming home with me!" In fact, two of them were vying! So, yep. I let them both jump into my cart. The flowers are tiny but prolific. Such a cutie pie, it will make a good "spiller". Have you all seen this plant? (It looks similar to Scaevola but it's not. The flowers are much smaller. Info here.)
|Cuphea ramosissima 'Cuphoric Pink'|
Speaking of Cuphea. I had to have this one too. I grew it last year and was so pleased with it.
|Cuphea llavea 'Vienco Burgundy'|
Last spring I purchased Cistus 'Victor Reiter' from Annie's. Her photos of the pink flowers made me swoon. Finally, one year later, mine has blooms. I'm not disappointed.
|Cistus 'Victor Reiter'|
And finally, flowers on Geranium renardii. I love the leaves, of course, and have had a flower-less plant for several years. The flowers are charming.
The blossoms on Rosa 'Rhapsody in Blue' are extremely fragrant. I love this rose. Thank you Carol.
|Rosa 'Rhapsody in Rose'|
Montia is just full of flowers.Thank you Nancy.
|Montia parviflora var. flagellaris|
Miniature rose 'Jeanne LaJoie' is blooming right on cue with variegated honeysuckle.
|Rosa 'Jeanne LaJoie' with variegated honeysuckle (Lonicera perclymenum 'Harlequin')|
I succumbed to this purchase a few weeks ago: Papaver orientale 'Harlem'. My thinking is that I have trouble with the fickleness of the annual 'Lauren's Grape' Poppy so this one will serve as a reliable replacement.
|Papaver orientale 'Harlem'|
Another impulse purchase is this red-leaved Begonia. Ooh la, la! The tag just said, "Rex." Online I found it named, Rex Begonia Constellation Series Taurus. (There were several different ones in the series.) Whatever the name, it's pretty. Or gaudy. What do you think?
|Rex Begonia Constellation Series Taurus|
|Pink California Poppy (Eschscholzia californica)|
The Astrantia are also looking fab!
|Astrantia major 'Abbey Road' (I think.)|
Rosa 'William Baffin' is perfect right now.
|Rosa 'William Baffin'|
|Rosa 'William Baffin' with bumblebee|
I'm still deciding where to plant this fabulous little red-leaved Rhododendron. Don't you love it?
And now for some garden shots:
We have a lot of tadpoles in the pond. Here is one their older cousins.
And finally, a plant I am unsuccessful at growing but my neighbor does so well. The view could be a lot worse, yes?
|My neighbor's Delphinium|