Monday, August 31, 2009
Saturday, August 29, 2009
Friday, August 28, 2009
I am a little late today but better late then never-I hope! Today I am taking you on a little tour of the garden so you can see some late summer bloomers.
The phlox and hygrangea's are putting on a good show now.
This phlox is called Laura. It is very pretty and mildew resistant.
I like this variegated phlox because the foliage is so pretty and gives color all season long.
This pretty mauve phlox is Franz Shurbert.
It looks good with a darker purple phlox beside it.
The long pergola that Andrew built looks good but I look forward to it ageing into the garden.
more phlox with a limelight htgrangea at the end.
where would we be without the phlox?
Joe Pye Weed is also a late bloomer that I like.
And of course we have different colors of cone flowers.
This was taken on the hillside a couple of days ago.
I love this garden variety of pink loosestrife-not to be confused with the wild one taking over boggy areas and choking out native plants.
The magnolia is putting on a bit of a second show.
There are still quite a few daylilies blooming but not as many as before.
Sea holly is new to our garden but I am liking it.
This is a clematis Josephine(above and below) that I think is so pretty but a little stingy with the blooms for me so far.
this is a pink phlox-I have many different colors and varieties of them.
I was given this golden glow several years ago- I would like to move it to a different spot but it determined to stay here.
The Annebelle hygrangea is still blooming well. I have several Nikko Blues and even Endless Summer's that have lots of healty foliage but hardly any blooms. First,I thought it was too cold for them in zone 5 but then I see others have them blooming not far from me so now I am wondering if it is a little too much mushroom compost- any one else have this problem? You know how you always want what you don't have!
The bed at the road is putting on a good show with limelights and phlox. Next year I must plant a few cleome or cosmos though to give it a bit more umph.