I must admit that the daylilies really hog the limelight in July, and they are still going strong. However, there were lots of other beautiful blossoms these last few weeks and its time to take a look back
This plant is a Cimicifuga racemosa : also known as Actaea or Bugbane or Black snakeroot.. Mine came from friend Martha about 8 yrs ago and was just 10 inches tall. Now it grows over 8 feet.
the bees love it
Asiatic lily “Casa Blanca”
Bee balm, Phlox and Rudbeckia
Talinum calicynum – the blossoms open at noon and only stay open few hours
This honeysuckle was growing up the porch railings when we moved here. The hummingbirds love it
Lysimachia clethroides – Gooseneck lysimachia. Its a spreader and is taking over in the meadow, popular with bees and butterflies though
A sun-loving Astilbe
Rudbeckia and Shasta daisies
Blue/purple Platycodon from friend Joan C.
Pink Platycodon from friend Camilla
They are still going strong… there are a few late bloomers that popped while we were away last week. There’s is one that I moved last fall called “Greywoods Papa Joe” that didn’t bloom this year.. that happens sometimes.. its a beauty though .. maybe next year…
Whirl of Lace
I took a few “group shots” of the daylily area so you can see the full effect… glorious…..
Its been hot and dry… the daylilies do pretty well in the heat but the colors get a bit washed out. I tried to get some photos early in the morning. People ask if I have favorites. Its hard to choose, but I really like Techny Spider because of the complexity of the coloring. It’s stunning.
Double Triple Treat
Unknown gold from Kim
Unknown peach from Kris K.
Mont Blanc Special
unknown red/burgundy from Amy
Pretty in Pink
unknown funky orange
The display is really getting good…. almost time for a “group shot”. The big rain knocked them down, but they are out smiling at today’s sunshine..
Altissima Seedling close -up
Altissima Seedling .. the long view… this beauty (way in the back) is 6 feet tall
Common orange.. these are growing around the stump of Old Man Willow
Claire Marguerite Deshaines
This morning’s stroll in the garden yielded these lovelies..more to come…its not over yet…
Fairy Tale Pink
Quite a few more daylilies decided to show their pretty faces over the weekend… here’s the latest batch
Key to my Heart
Way Beyond the Sun
North Dakota Sunrise
It’s time for the daylily parade. I used to think daylilies were just boring old orange things by the side of the road and then my friend Kim got me hooked. I now have almost 60 different ones … most named. The show starts with the Stella D’oro in mid-June and continues on into August. Ready for a parade of gorgeous?
Siloam Double Classic
Two Part Harmony
Mrs. Hugh Johnson
Stay tuned .. more will open up tomorrow
Yup.. had another birthday (on the 5th). I say keep ’em coming. The garden celebrated with me..
Centaurea macrocephala from my sister Amy
All those colors above mixed together in the “hot corner”
Mom’s gas plant….
and Dad’s pink dahlia.. blooming on my birthday
Rainy day here – we’re on the fringes of Hurricane Arthur. I got out this morning before the rains came and found a few plants that looked like fireworks …
Nectaroscordum gone to seed
Allium seed head
Campanula – Octopus
My previous post dealt with the formation of the Alpine garden.. now I want to show you the troughs. I discovered that some plants did better in troughs than in the ground. I have a bunch of different ones. Some are hypertufa which I made in a workshop with my garden club. One is an old rusty tin pot I found in the woods. I also have an old soapstone sink that was given to me. The troughs allow me more flexibility since I can move them around (except for the sink- that’s very heavy). I use a soil mixture of potting soil, perlite, turface and chicken grit.
This trough is an old iron pot with different Saxifraga
Starting to bloom
This one is Saxifraga ‘Esther
the soapstone sink makes a great trough – and a fairy lives there
Dianthus- Nyewood cream
Sedum and sempervivum
This is one of the hypertufa troughs with blooming Silene alpestris
Saxifraga sancta and Saxifraga apiculata alba
Saponaria x oliviana