This weekend was a little cool in the mornings
but just right for tearing into the garden beds.
I know none of you who know me will not be
at all surprised that I had out my trusty little
shovel and three tined digger and was moving
Most of the moved plants seemed to
be the blunders I planted last fall. You know the
ones that were suppose to be red or burnt sienna
and turned out to be orange and yellow.
The ones that the colors just did not meet up with
what you envisioned in your garden planning.
It was also time to divide a few plants.
Some new Irises were planted in the sunny section
woodland bed. I find myself getting collections of plants
by what I am drawn to that year. Two years ago it was
lilies, last year was colorful yarrows and now for Fall
planting I am on the iris kick.
Pictures courtesy of Dutch Gardens
Also I moved those mildewing Bee Balm plants to the
woodland bed. Some new varieties of tall phlox and
pompom daises were added to the emptied spot in the
In between the planting, digging and moving my daughter
came out and wanted to take a hike so the gardening
was postponed for a few hours as we hiked around in
Cantwell Cliffs park.
I planted a new lace capped ‘Mariesii’ variegata hydrangea
in the garden this weekend.
I love hydrangeas but it just worked out somehow that
all of the hydrangeas I have growing are all of the
mophead variety and I did not have one lacecap
I saw so many lovely ones that you gardeners showed
growing this summer in your gardens
Wanting to remedy the lack of one in my own garden
and spotting this blue lacecap variegated one I knew
it was the one. With its blue blooms and variegated
leaves I am hoping it will look lovely in the garden.
Achillea ‘Cerise’ was grown from seed and
is now starting to get a few little blooms on
one of the three I grew.
Anemone ‘Margarette’ started opening up
this weekend. I love the pink blooms against the
Chocolate eupatorium White Snake Root
Why in the world I called it Bloodroot in my previous
posting can only be explained by.. hey kids, I am getting
old and senile. LOL!
Anemone Queen Charlotte was the first one to bloom
this year and is still going strong. It is also spreading out
everywhere in that section and crowding out a nearby
Aspen Glow hydrangea. So I will be digging again and
moving some of its runners into the shady part of the
woodland after it is finished blooming this Fall.
This blue aster that I thought was a gonner last summer
came back and is now giving me some tiny blooms.
I noticed that the Sweet Autumn clematis that
was planted this spring is getting loads of little
Dahlia’s Edinburgh and Mary Eveline are still blooming.
The stinky orange marigolds are still going strong.
I guess they will lend to some Fall coloring.
The Purple Heart plant loves the sun and is blooming.
It was held over from last summer in the house this winter.
Salvia Rose Queen has about stopped blooming for
the summer also.
The humming birds were drinking up the last of the phlox
The Bumblebees were loving the new Caryopteris and…
and the Mesa Yellow gaillardia and….
a little fighting for the white dahlia blooms.
So I was not the only one who was busy in the garden
this past weekend.
Happy Gardening Throughout This Week