What a hot week it has been and this weekend
looks to be more of the same. I still am not going
to complain because I still remember last winters
long, long days. LOL!
Out in the garden now there is a riot of sounds
and it sounds like August already but I guess it is not far
away now. I saw a full grown Katydid in the garden this
week and it seems too early to me.
Summer seems to be flying by and I hate to see it.
Before you know it the children will be going back to
school here the last of August.
Some flowers are waning in the garden from the heat
and others are getting ready for fall blooms.
Anemone ‘Queen Charlotte’ is getting her buds for blooming.
Coreopsis ‘Limerock Ruby’ has another flush of blooms
since it was deadheaded.
The ‘Easy Does It’ rose bush has another flush of blooms.
This rose has been such a beautiful addition to the rose
bed this summer and it just blooms and blooms.
I recommend it for those who like the color and want a
great bloomer. This winter will be the judge of its hardiness
for our zone 5 Ohio winters.
Another new flower that I have really enjoyed this summer
is the Gaillardia ‘Mesa Yellow’. It so far has stayed a compact
plant with continuous blooms.I do not think it is going to
be a leggy bloomer like the Burgundy gaillardia that I have had
for years but it is still in its first year so we shall see.
The picture is not the best because it was taken in the high sun.
The Elephant Ear in the tub is still growing and putting on giant
leaves. It likes the tub and its home along the woodland bed.
The three new kittens from a dumped off cat has been playing
with the leaves. They also like setting in my dahlia planters
and anywhere else they can climb into.As if we needed more feral
cats around here.
Heuchera’s ‘Amethyst Mist’ and ‘Palace Purple’ are blooming.
Eupatorium ‘Chocolate’ Snake Root is growing
well and I love the foliage on it. It looks like a leaf miner
is liking the leaves too.
The new Asiatic Lily ‘Frisco’ that I got for half price is
This Gladiola that just showed up one summer
from out of the blue is pretty with its dark peach
blooms. Free flowers are always welcome.
This white ‘Snow Princess’ lily is just so pretty.
I love pure white blooms in the garden and this
one has very large ones.
These will likely be the last of the lilies blooming
this summer unless Stella de Oro has a few more.
Tall Phlox ‘Nora Leigh’ is looking pretty now as the
blooms unfold. The variegated foliage makes it a
favorite of my phlox.
Phlox ‘Bright Eyes’ and ‘David’ white are still looking
pretty but my ‘Adonis’ pink is looking sad. Its blooms are
about spent and I deadheaded it this week.
I have fought the mildew on all of the phlox this summer,
even on those that are not suppose to get mildew.
Lantana ‘Luscious Purple’ is new this summer.
The bees, hummingbirds and butterflies love it.
Pelargonium ‘Raspberry Swirl’ geranium has freckles.
Impatiens double blooming ‘Rose’ looks pretty in the…
All of the water splashes out of this birdbath and it was leaking
so it became a planter.
A new Astilbe ‘Delft Lace’ has been added to the shady
flower bed. It is a compact astilbe with wonderful foliage
and is suppose to have pink blooms in late spring.
It was another half price bargain.
Hydrangea ‘Alpen Glow’ is still looking pretty.
The Butterfly plant from seeds that Darla from “More
Family and Friends” shared is getting some buds.
Nepeta ‘Walkers Low’ Catmint is still spreading and blooming.
This Torenia was suppose to be pink instead of blue
but it is pretty anyway.
So that is some of the plants that are blooming and
growing in the garden this weekend.
You all try to stay cool with this heat that is spreading
across the states and stay safe in the gulf with the storm
coming in. I so hate to see the storm pushing in the oil
along the coastline. So many are suffering from this disaster.
Until Next Time,