Golden Jubilee Hyssop is a beauty even when it is just emerging from the plant bed .. the colours are amazing with purples and yellows mixed together .. and when it is up and at it .. well it is GOLDEN with purple blue flower tops .. eye candy for sure !
Thanks for reminding me gittan about how cute this one is as a baby : )
Now this is a lesson .. it is anise hyssop, one I have had for YEARS and now you see it is time to dig it up and divide because of the "dead" spot in the middle .. plants TELL us when it is time to get busy ! You just have to pay attention ;-)
A new one I planted in both the front and back garden. Mountain Fire Pieris .. Lily of the Valley shrub/tree .. their tiny bell flowers are amazing : )
I think this one is fine in the back .. but I have my doubts for the one in the front .. I think it took the "cold" a lot more to heart and I am a bit worried about it .. we shall see
A FAVE in my books .. Walker's Low nepeta .. I sheared these plants down a couple of times last year and they came back SMILING even more at me .. I am hopelessly in love with them : )
Sutherland Gold Elderberry .. I have a few different ones but this one has been steadfast in performance and beauty .. although I admit I have not had many flowers because I tend to snip here and there to get the shape I want for each year .. it also has remarkable foliage in the Spring .. the cutleaf is gorgeous and perfect in my shadier part of the garden .
I might just see a flower from it ?
Another steadfast friend has been Golden Mockorange .. I have not had a lot of flowers from it because I snip this poor thing too .. I think I have a snipping problem ? .. but the foliage is gorgeous especially with the darker plants I have near by.
OK .. this is my really really favorite shrub Summer Wine Ninebark .. I have had a few Ninebark which have flopped big time on me .. can you say POWDERY MILDEW from HELL ?
For some blessing this beauty has never had a problem with it .. not like Coppertina and Center Glow .. they were disasters .. the dark foliage all season and then that impossible burgundy in Autumn .. it truly does it for me : )
On the subject of failures .. I can NOT say how many heathers I have tried .. my friend in the UK can laugh her socks off at me .. I think I tell her each year that I think I have winners this time .. looking at these three (bottom of picture not the poppies thank god !) well .. they look like they have ascended to heather heaven ?
So on a lighter note ... Scilla or Squill ... who doesn't love these darlings of Spring ?
How pretty is this little one ?