First of all I would like to thank you all so much for your condolences, kind comments and prayers for the family during this time of loss in the family.
It means more than you will ever know and I appreciate all of you caring bloggers.
The sun finally showed itself again so I needed to get out and walk in the garden to get grounded again.
A couple of surprises showed up. One was a fresh couple of new blooms from the cut back Oretels Rose achillea. I was glad to see the bright pink blooms to start off the morning stroll.
Well I was excited when I saw it was a whole stand of bunches of Wild White Snakeroot. They were so pretty shining in the sunlight. Hey, I will accept them and enjoy them. Maybe I will even move a few into the Woodland bed.
I was not as happy to see a whole section of Pennsylvania Smartweed completely chocking out the lower woods. A few bright spots of Blue Gentian blooms were in the middle of them. I had planted two Gooseneck Loosestrife plants in this section to take over this part of the wet woods thinking that if it invaded here that would be a pretty sight. I could hardly find the Loosestrife plants so now I am wondering which invasive is going to win this battle. LOL!
Well it be the Smartweed, Gentian or the Loosestrife?
A spot of red also caught my eye and I thought now what is that? So I had to go and investigate this out, although I was dress only in sandals not thinking that I would be climbing over logs and through greenbriers when I started out to look at the garden. I was thrashing through the woods thinking it will probably be an old leaf or something when I finally get to it. LOL! So I was please when I got close enough to see it was bright red berries from what I think is a Jack in the Pulpit plant. It definitely will get moved to the Woodland bed where the other Jack in the Pulpits grow now.
Also along the woods where I dump bush pruning's and limbs, a Rose of Sharon has grown from the seeds of dumped branches. It is blooming away there while the ones in the yard are done now. It looks pretty there and must like it too since it is growing so well so now I am going to clean up the mess around it to give it room. I will have to find another spot to toss the branches that do not go into the compost pile. LOL!
The Caryopteris Blue Mist shrub “First Choice” blooms are looking lovely but its leaves are yellowing at the bottom. Does anyone else who has this shrub have the same problem with the leaves? Maybe it is just our wet year here.
Queen Charlotte anemone is at her prettiest now.It is full of blooms and buds.
And I even have an old purple Aster blooming in the side bed.I pulled about all of it out because this one flops and lays on the ground. Not much luck here with asters. Does anyone know of any with sturdy stems?
Well as I am writing this posting it is thundering in the north. Oh dear, some more rain is moving in that I wish I could send to Texas, Arizona or Kansas. Anywhere but in our section of Ohio. LOL!
Everyone have a wonderful week and thank you again.
God Bless the USA and all of our Heroes!