Here are a few pics from the last couple days. The gardens here really peak out this time of the year and some mornings it can take my breath away! Even though I know mid July is the best time it always surprises me for some reason.
I just love the early morning light. You can see there is only one of those ManhattanÂ lilies left in this photo and the heat today did that last flower in so they are gone until next year. IÂve actually got a serious lull in this bed right now and am trying to figure out something to add to bridge the Asiatic and Oriental lilies. I used to have a ÂStella dÂOroÂ daylily in here but the color just didnÂt work so I removed it and replaced it with a ÂRosy ReturnsÂ which isnÂt as rosy as I thought it would be. IÂm still mulling things over and canÂt decide what to delete and what to add.
IÂm so happy that my large patch of Shasta Daisies have finally returned after almost dying out in that bad winter. Also you can see how much color that Endless Summer adds here. IÂve loving it.
Here is a close-up of that Fuchsia ÂBeacon RosaÂ. This plant is the mother plant of all those cuttings I sent out this year. IsnÂt this a beauty?
And I love this Clematis ÂPolish SpiritÂ. What a gorgeous swath of color.
DonÂt want ÂArabellaÂ to feel Âleft outÂ LOL
The ÂMiss BatemanÂ clematis has given way to the roses and fuchsia
This is a sweet new fuchsia to me this year. Unfortunately it came from HD and didnÂt have a tag so I donÂt know the name.
The containers are filling in nicely
Just look at SueÂs banana! It has been growing at an alarming rate since the weather warmed up! LOL
Sue this is what I did with your Canna ÂTropicanaÂ. IÂm really loving the foliage color with the Ajuga ÂRainbowÂ and Coleus ÂGloryÂ.
And here is the other Canna you gave me. I think this container is going to look cool when it fills out. What color are the flowers on this variety?
The Driveway Garden is looking like a jungle this year. All the rain has made some of the plants including that Hakonechloa ÂAlbo striataÂ gigantic.
Some of my favorite coleus from this year, this is ÂFilagreeÂ with ÂChocolate DropÂ and a variety I got a cutting from and donÂt know the name of.
And my two favorites - ÂFireworksÂ
And ÂBurning BushÂ
This fuchsia ÂSun RayÂ is a second year plant and has gotten enormous this year
And Eden, look at what you ÂmadeÂ me buy a few weeks agoÂ.
OK I could just keep posting these photos but then the thread wouldnÂt open. LOLÂ. What fun, what funÂ I just love July!