I guess the word for most of the states is hot, hot
hot the last couple of days. I am not going to complain
though after last winter and being thoroughly sick of it
Lily Fest starts this Friday and the daughter and I are
going to venture another visit.
After my first time two years ago I said that I had seen
it and was a little let down by wading through the vendors
but my curiosity is getting to me and since it is close by
we will try it one more time.
Maybe I just want to go back and see what is planted
in the upside down tree this year LOL!
Or maybe I just miss the Toad!!
Since everything was from two to three weeks early
this summer I am wondering if some of the blooms
will be already spent and gone by now.
With showers coming in tomorrow we may get a little
damp but it will feel good and maybe it will soak the
dry gardens and cool off a tad.
I will report on the Lily Fest in later postings.
Meanwhile back in the garden it is Daisy days and Becky
Shasta is blooming in the beds.
I grew some Crazy Daisies from seeds over the winter and
I am hoping to get a bloom this summer but maybe that
will not happen until next year.I cannot wait to see their
frilly heads in the garden.
I have this one in several of my beds because it is so reliable
and when you find a flower that grows in rock and clay
you really take advantage of it.
Then there is also this wonderful idea of waves of bright
white flowers that brightens up the landscape and glows
in the garden in the evenings.
The downside is that the Japanese Beetles love them too.
I could do without these pests right now that are attacking
my blooms and have a hankering for my roses and hollyhocks.
They were eating the yellow center out of this daisy before
I attacked them back.If there is one bright spot here it is
that there seem to be fewer this year.
Out in the woodland bed the Black Eyed Susan’s are blooming
amongst the Echinacea and Yarrow in the sunny end of the bed.
I had planted a packet of wildflower seeds out there last summer and these are the only ones that grew this summer.
I guess it was too much to hope that the two zinnias that did
decide to grow last year would not seed back. LOL!
The new Gaillardia Mesa Yellow is starting to bloom for me.
This is my attempt at adding more yellow to the garden.
Oh well, I am trying everyone.
I think I will like this bright yellow beauty in the garden.
The Stargazer Lilies are now in bloom in the
I am just thankful that the deer stayed away from my lilies
this summer so far so that they could get a chance to bloom.
This Red Horizon is going to be another lovely geranium
that I will keep in my growing number of geranium plants
over to over winter. I love her bright red edges.
The little Morden Blush rose bush blooms are now
opening and they are lovely. They do look like medium
size New Dawn blooms.
The Laura Phlox is much taller this summer and she
has the best fragrance. Her color may be lighter this year
Monarda Petite Wonder is the only Bee Balm that has
not mildewed this summer and that is a very good
characteristic for humid Ohio. It is only about 14
inches tall it does wonderfully as a front of the bed
And it does not fall over!!
Since tomorrow is Friday and I will be off to the Lily Fest,
everyone join Tootsie for Fertilizer Friday and
“Flaunt Your Flowers”.
I will catch up with all those beautiful blooms of yours
Happy Gardening Everyone !!