I am so glad it’s Friday. I’m so tired! I haven’t been in the gardens too much this week, although I did get in a good weeding session to catch up, but I took pictures before that LOL.
Fair Bianca is loaded with blooms:
For a second year rose, this is doing fantastic. This rose will actually stay on the smaller size, around 3 feet or so. I hope it gets a bit wider than this, but you never know.
The roses in back are doing good and the squirrels haven’t eaten the buds. Maybe that Repel’s All really works. I thought this rose was a goner, but then it started growing one cane on the side.
I hope I can coax it along to grow more.
More of the Enchanted Evening:
I just love the color of it. The buds open a pinky purple and then darken to lavender.
It’s been hot and dry here and the garden has needed to be watered more than I like to do. I planted 3 hyrdangeas in the new front bed. They are under a canopy of trees and even when it rains, they don’t get a lot of moisture. One of them is doing fine (annabelle) and the other 2 wilt a lot. This is David Ramsey:
I picked up a couple of these from a big box store and I hope I don’t regret it. Note the weeds in this picture! They are gone now.
The flowers on this hydrangea are blue. I’m not sure if they will stay that color because I don’t really work the soil to keep them blue.
I still haven’t cut down the Star of Persia aliums. I know I should, but they look neat even dried up.
The tops look like fireworks. The rest of the plant looks like a dead squid, though. I think once the liatris blooms next to it, I will cut them down.
You know how you get plants you weren’t planning on? Last fall I got some of those cheap mums and stuck them in the ground for a fall display. Imagine my surprise when they sprouted this spring!
They are the 2 on the right. The 3 smaller plants to the left are my balloon flowers, which are just starting to get buds.
The supreme canteloupe coneflower is starting to open up.
These are tall cosmos. I should have pinched them back when I got the 6-packs. I also have some cosmos growing that self-seeded from last year. I’m letting those grow.
On the tag end of the foxgloves. I am letting them go to seed to hopefully grow more.
The cleome is starting to bloom as well.
These plants spread lots and lots of seeds and I must have hundreds of baby cleome sprouting. I keep pulling them up and more grow. I let a few stay to fill in some spots, but they aren’t anywhere near blooming. Or even that big! I also have a bunch of self-seeded snapdragons. All you have to do is buy snapdragons once, then deadhead them in the garden and you will have them forever!