Well this week has flown by and the weekend
is upon us. So is the heat here in the state with
90 degrees weather arriving.
I have been enjoying this hot weather and so
it seems are the pests in the garden.
This is the first year that my seedling plants
including the old standby Petunias have been
munched upon as soon as they were put into
containers. I cannot see what has been eating
away their leaves but there has been an over
abundance of earwigs hiding around this spring.
Sorry folks but I have been spraying them like
crazy because they are even trying to get into the
house. That just won’t do. Does anyone have any
old tricks of getting rid of them?
So Friday brings us to another Fertilizer Friday
and joining Tootsie over at Tootsie Time to…
“Flaunt Your Flowers”.
Campanula Blue Waterfall is starting to slow down
on its blooming now but continues to spread.
From the way it has preformed in its first blooming
season it has proved to be a great little groundcover.
The Peach Leaf White Campanula Bellflowers
are sporadic now but if I trim them back or
keep them deadheaded they will put on a few blooms
for a bit longer this summer.
I moved some of them to the shady woodland bed
and they are doing well there also.
This variety loves to spread so it is always getting
moved to other beds or pulled up. It is always the first
to bloom in the spring.
Columbine Alpina Blue
The Columbine’s are finishing up now and I have
saved some of the seed heads for their seeds so if anyone
would like some please let me know.
Columbine Rose Barlow Pink
This monster of a spreader groundcover just keeps
spreading even with all of my best efforts every year
to get rid of it. It is another one of those plants that
is best left on the hillsides along highways and not
in a garden. I planted it behind the garage on the
banking to keep it from washing away after we built
it and now it is trying every year to take over.
The bees and butterflies are glad that I cannot get
rid of it but it is crowding out the ground phlox that
I love growing along the far side of the garage bank.
Some of the Echinacea’s are getting buds now but
this ‘RazzMatazz’ is beating the rest out by being
It has the same pompom like blooms as the ‘Double
The Bluebird Delphiniums are blooming so pretty
but them and the Foxgloves were flattened in our
recent storms and are not looking so good all bent over.
The blooms on the Foxgloves are also starting to fall off
now and will be finished up by next week.
This Primrose is still putting on some blooms
There are more lilies blooming now in the woodland
bed and so far the deer have been deterred from eating
Now with the red and the….
White lilies are …
these bright, and I mean bright orange lilies.
Ugh! You all know how I am about orange blooms.
This one is definitely a no, no, for me.
So far my assortment of lilies that were unknown
and planted along the woodland bed have been a
disappointment. All but the white which I really like.
That shocking orange can really be seen in the shade
Finally to finish another update on the Nikko Hydrangea.
It is getting so beautiful but there are a few blooms
that are throwing out some pink tinges or purple on them.
Happy Gardening Everyone,