Some good and others not so much.
And so it begins. The little shiny green monsters are arriving.
So far I have only saw them on these wild roses that bloom along the woods, but the Japanese Beetle watch has begun.
These roses have been blooming along the neighboring woods ever since we moved here about forty years ago. I call them Wild Roses but in fact I do not know what their proper name might be. The weeds have about taken them over now so I should try to get some of it dug up and moved to different locations along the woods around the house before it is lost.
I do not know what happened to the “Hot Papaya” Echinacea but its double blooms have disappeared on some of them after only a year. Just like the pink “Double Decker” coneflowers I had that lost their top blooms eventually.
Clematis “Avant Garde” which I purchased from Van Bourgondien I can see is not going to look anything like it was pictured in the advertising. It will be a long stretch for mine to look like the pictured one below.
Sorry Nurseries, I call them as I see them.
but when grown was a in fact a very purple petunia instead. I usually expect or am very leery of any flower with “blue” in the name to not a true blue so it was not much of a surprise that it turned out to be purple, but you always have that hope. It is the enhanced advertising pictures from Swallowtail Seeds that I object to. Maybe all of these color changes are just due to my soil??
Clematis Crimson Star is blooming away now. I have noticed that the blooms on it are lighter in color this year.
And Patsy Look! I have Blackberry lilies growing from the seeds you sent to me. Yeah! LOL! Thanks again for the seeds.
Until Next Time,