We planted a new front garden this summer; most of the plants went in in early and mid-June but we added a few more toward the end of July. I went to Mahoney's and they were having a sale so I couldn't resist stocking up on some more plants.
In an effort to keep better track of the garden, so I know what times of the year need a few more blooming plants, I'm going to start photographing the garden a couple of times a month. Here's what's blooming in late-July.
|Geranium Rozanne in the forefront and |
Gaura lindheimeri 'Whirling Butterflies' in the background
|A Geranium Rozanne blossom hanging out with |
Hakonechloa macra 'Naomi' (Japanese Fountain Grass)
|A mix of blooms|
|Rudbeckia fulgida 'Little Goldstar'|
|a close up|
|Clematis 'Roguchi' climbing up a railing. I absolutely love this clematis. |
It's grown steadily since planted in June and has a dozen or more flowers blooming.
|hello bee...buzz buzz|
|our Gaura lindheimeri 'Whirling Butterflies' has a mass of tiny white flowers |
which bloom at the ends of long thin stems. Very graceful and delicate looking.
|a little butterfly resting on the leaf of a Dicentra spectabilis (bleeding heart)|
|our Asteromea mongolica (Japanese aster) is still flowering. |
We planted it in mid-June and it's been blooming since then - more than six weeks!
|Scaevola aemula 'Top Pot Blue' in a pot|
|Scaevola aemula mixed in with some Portulaca oleracea (Purslane)|
|this one was labeled Rudbeckia fulgida 'City Garden' at Mahoney's but |
that can't be right because it's too tall. I'll see how it grows in next year and
try to figure out what it really is.
|I added two Echinacea purpurea 'Virgin' in July so I've have more late-summer bloomers|
|A close up of Lavandula angustifolia 'Hidcote' with Asteromea mongolica in the background.|
I love lavender!
|another new plant, Veronica spicata. I think this one was also mislabeled because|
it is supposed to be blue.
|our Rudbeckia triloba, brown-eyed-Susan, is amazing. We planted it in|
ealry-June and it started flowering - just one or two opening - but this past week
or so has seen an explosion of flowers. Lovely!
|a close up|
Bye for now...