And oh my did it ever get warm in a hurry!
In my last post I said what a wonderful spring we had last year.
And early June was very nice…. but then it was HOT!
And I do mean HOT.
But, that did not stop me from gardening…. full force!
The thing I recall the most was how nice my
March seeded annual flowers did. Oh my, they were such good fillers!
Annual white and pink baby’s breath and catchfly….
sweet alyssum and verbena… I love them all!
The new astillbes that I planted from the my free stuff
I told you about were pink! How wonderful was that, and I think I had 8
large clumps in bloom. It matched the rest of this bed perfectly.
Just as I had picked it out just for this area.
The Kim’s Knee High coneflowers really shined in this same bed.
I now have them planted all over, this is a winner and a true dwarf for me.
The past year, the frost got most of my hydrangea blooms, but last June more up for it!
This is the best this Nikko Blue has ever bloomed for me.
And the clematis behind it was beautiful too.
I have 5 different kinds of clematis, but this Henryii on each side of my porch is my favorite.
June begins daylily season, and Hal’s Pink is the biggest one I have ever grown.
I am amazed they are the size of my hand.
I try to grow so many of my things from seed, and then you wait….
and wait some more for biennials…. but Canterbury bells are worth it.
I had blue, pink and purple ones last summer.
Same goes for foxgloves, isn’t this the prettiest shade of pink/purple with spots!
You never know what you will get, but they are all beautiful.
See all the different blues I ended up with, that makes me such a happy gardener.
The lilies were so full and pretty, this is their 3rd year and they have filled in.
Oh I miss these blooms!
I hope I took the time to appreciate them,
I so miss walking in the garden every morning…. don’t you?
Okay, it looks like I have more to share today than I thought….
so I will continue this tomorrow.
Hope you enjoyed some of my blooms,
it is in the low 30’s and snowing here in Indiana today!