This has been a beautiful week here to work in the garden beds. The humidity went down for a couple of days and the temperatures were at 82 degrees F. and with a nice breeze which made it pleasant to work outdoors.
Also I never saw one snake. LOL!
The ‘Bill Warriner’ roses are having another flush of blooms.I am fighting the Japanese Beetles to keep the blooms intact.
Where the Rose of Sharon bushes are blooming I am not winning the battle against them. They love the blooms.
Okay maybe one bloom without the beetles chewing on it. (So far)
This is the last of the achillea to bloom for the summer. I cut down many of the old dried blooms of the rest of the yarrow while cleaning up some of the beds.
My ‘Stargazer’ lily is the last one to bloom this summer.
After seeing all of those beauties from the Lilyfest I want to add some more later blooming lilies to the Woodland bed.
The Burgundy astrantia is in bloom now at the end of the Rose Garden. I love its silver-burgundy blooms.
The ‘Flamingo’ grandiflora rose is finally getting a few blooms. It was new to the Rose Garden and took a while longer than the other roses to get growing well enough to produce some blooms. It looked very healthy and was putting on a lot of branches and leaves but I was beginning to wonder if it was going to bloom or not.
The little ‘Pow Wow Wild Berry’ that was planted in the new bed is starting to unfold its blooms.
Some of the ‘Forget Me Not’s’ grown from seed are blooming. I have to admit that they did not do well where I planted the seeds. I have a lot of trouble growing plants from seeds grown directly into the soil here. That is one of the reasons I start a lot of my plants indoors.
‘Wirral Pride’ chrysanthemum with Monarda ‘Petite Wonder’ in the background.
Sweet Alyssum with Red Skin Dahlia plants growing from seed in a container. I love the fragrance of alyssum so I sow seeds in several of the container planting’s.
The ‘Adonis’ pink phlox is blooming. I have had to spray fungicide on it all season because of powdery mildew. Some of it has died despite my efforts. Maybe it is time to get rid of this phlox altogether. I have had it for years but the last two years of fighting the powdery mildew on it has been disappointing. It has not helped with such a wet and now humid spring and summer.
I was afraid the weather would cause problems for my roses and it has because my ‘Iceberg’ rose developed blackspot. Last year it was my favorite rose and was continuously in bloom .
Some of the hydrangeas are blooming in the garden now too.
So there are some new things blooming while others are finishing up their blooms. As I was cleaning out some of the flowers that were done blooming in the beds this week I was taking notice of where some plants were needed which will bloom later on in the season so that there were no gapping holes in the beds. I also need to work on some border plantings. So maybe this weekend I will set on that bench and draw up some plans and make some notes for next year in the garden.
Today is Fertilizer Friday with our girl Glenda over at
“Tootsie Time” so join us in Flaunting Your Flowers!