The Brugmansia finally decided to put on a big show. It had over 50 buds and they have been opening now for a couple of weeks. The perfume at night is intoxicating. I purchased this plant as a wee bulb 7 years ago from Logee’s Greenhouses in Connecticut. The cultivar is ‘Jean Pasco’.
I usually cut back the top foot or so of the plant and bring it into the basement for the winter where it goes dormant. Then out is comes in the spring to be watered and fertilized and voila! Some of these photos were taken at night and some during the day. The color changes are quit dramatic. Enjoy… and if you’re in the neighborhood come by and take a peek.
There are more buds forming… this may go on until frost.
Its August already. I am seeing some tinges of color in the maples, fall plants are coming into bloom, the veggies are ripening, its getting dark early, and the garden continues to show off.
Digiplexis complements the lime green leaves on the phlox
Agapanthus and daylilies
Daylilies and sedum
Agapanthus in a pot helps a dull spot in the garden
I love the blue!
A longer view of the garden
This guy spent all day flitting about
Golden variegated comfrey in the midst of snapdragons and zinnias
Lots more coming soon….
Well here it is July 31st. The bountiful rains this spring and summer have certainly produced some lovely blooms and the daylilies are no exception. Here are a few in all their glory….
Greywoods Papa Joe
Lydia Bechtold (yellow) and Royal Ebony
An unknown funky orange
We also have a family of wrens
Bees on the Cimicifuga
And a new crop of bunnies…
Finally, there are lots of buds on the Brugmansia – August should be amazing