I am a day late in joining in for Fertilizer Friday with “Tootsie Time” and the gardeners Flaunting Their Flowers.
One old problem revisited is the saga of the Advant Garde clematis and then on with some new booms.
After waiting to see if the Advant Garde clematis was going to miraculously change its colors it is evident that it just is not going to live up to its bright red petals with a pink center. I have saw this clematis offered in the new fall catalogs with the the same picture so either I have gotten a different clematis than what I ordered or it is a very false advertisement of the
Advant Garde clematis.
So what do you think Grace? LOL!
Mine is a dull purple-burgundy color and not pretty at all to my way of thinking. So is it buyer beware or another clematis?
There are some new things blooming now in the garden such as this ‘Sienna Sunset’ coreopsis.
Planted last Fall was this Monarda “Raspberry Wine’.
It is 4 feet now in its first year of blooming and I love the wine colored leaves and blooms.
So far I have spotted no mildew on it which is a plus since the damp humid weather is getting to some of my phlox with powdery mildew. Also I have spotted some black spot on my Iceberg roses so it is on going spraying of fungicide here in the hills.
Crownvetch ground cover is blooming all along the banking behind the garage. This (invasive) groundcover even takes over the Creeping Myrtle (or Vinca Minor) but it dies back in the fall where the Myrtle stays evergreen throughout the winter. So I have a periods of blooms here in the same area from the Myrtle in the spring and the Crownvetch in the summer plus the green covering in the winter.
‘Siloam Double Classic’ daylily is blooming for the first time this summer. It has a delicate pink-peach colored blooms.
A mixture of new Tradescanita’s or Spiderwort were planted this spring and the poor little things look so puny their first summer. So far I have seen purple, rose and a light lavender blue blooms from them. I will be glad to see them going from their “sleep, creep” to the “leap” stage.
I am a very impatient gardener. LOL!
I want to wish everyone a great July the 4th weekend and my heartfelt thanks to our troops from the past and the present who have given their all so we are able to enjoy the freedoms we enjoy today. God Bless them and the United States!