I also had to have "Little Bunny" pennisetum ... if only because of the name ?
I'm no absolutely sure if this is a Crazy Daisy Shasta or not .. but it certainly looks like it and it certainly lights up a dark corner of the garden .. and it is usually difficult to get a detailed picture of its face because it shines so well .. but I think I have got it ?
Joe Pye is coming along nicely .. it seems to draw in company from all sorts of little creatures in the garden .. this fly , well .... I swear he posed for me ! .. and that is all I have to say about the matter .. no bribery was included ? wink wink
It has been a few years since my original Golden Jubilee hyssop was the parent to many children in my garden .. I have to admit to supplementing it with an end of season one as well because I love that contrasting colour .. especially mixed with the fennel and Pineapple Sage .. another one I have to have in the garden .. no matter how some one describes how this plant smells .. there is nothing like smelling it yourself ... it is amazing !!
Can you see the other fly that posed for this picture ? It is perfect against this other dark echinacea .. I have lost track of which is "Fatal Attraction" and "Merlot" ... BAD gardener alert!!
Porcelain Berry vine is one heck of a beauty as it matures during the season .. the berries look like little pearls until they also mature .. then they become the most stunning blue as in Wedgewood Jasper Wear .. you have to see it to believe it type of colour.
Now for TES aka Tiger Eye Sumac ... it still isn't growing "up" for me .. just out. I'm not complaining .. it is just a baby yet .. besides you know what other Sumac I have in the garden (I don't want to make it jealous .. right ?)
Look at this colour ! .. does that look like a teasing example of what it's Autumn colours may be ? And why is it doing that now I wonder .. I hope it is not a "swan song" ..
Gail .. if you are reading this .. let me know if you have noticed colour changes too please ?
Last is one of my most favorite plants .. Zephirine Drounhin rose .. a very old bourbon cultivar.
The scent sends me straight back to childhood where we had what we thought was a wild rose shrub .. that smell, I can't describe how wonderful it is to me !
I remember pressing roses in heavy books .. checking on them far too often to see how they were drying out .. but the scent remained .. faint but very distinguishable .. I loved it : )
I wish I could include the smell of it !