Hot…Sticky….HUMID….is what we have in Southern Indiana!
Oh my, you don’t even go out unless you have to. The girls and I have been doing inside things and basically been piled up on the couch this afternoon. There is a chance of storms everyday this week, and it feels like it.
But my window boxes still look cool in the shade. If you remember I took a $10.00 Boston Fern and cut it in half for each of my 2 boxes. That is the only way they fit and they do great. I worry every year I will kill them doing it, but they do fine. I did something this week that was crazy, but I had to try. I divided a hydrangea I bought because it looked like it had two main stems. I ended up with good roots in both areas and it hardly wilted after planting. That was 3 days ago and it still looks good. I didn’t have much money in it, so I was brave…. We’ll see! Most time it works and I get extra plants, but I have killed a few that way too.
Does anyone know what this is? It was labeled Purple Monarda or “Bee Balm”. It is one of the things I got at our garden club sale…. (Smiles) So I don’t know much about it.
It is different from any Monarda I have seen. I like it and it is spreading….. Not really any smell to it, but a pretty dusty-purple tiered-style bloom. Very neat!
Speaking of pretty purple blooms…. this is “Lavender Lace” Isn’t it neat, and it actually is purple! This is a new one for me, it’s not very big, but wow…. I love it.
Here is another miniature and new one this year. “Peach Brandy” It was a florist rose where my MIL works and it was nearly dead. It has came back very nicely and the golden peach blooms are pretty.
But here is a big one for sure…. it is “Camelot” and it is hot pink for me. It was labeled a salmon, but I love pink so it fits right in. Great smell too.
The ditch-lilies are in full force today. I will miss them when they stop blooming. You can see them from a long way away dancing in the wind.
I hope everyone is doing fine, I have been reading your blogs and enjoying all the lovely blooms and stories.