First ... I am cramming in a few shots I took the other day with my DSLR.
I make myself use it so I will get more familiar with it ... even now we are barely on the "first date" standing.
One last Eyeliner lily that looked pretty enough to take a picture of .. I was disappointed it had no scent .
But the form and white with contrast freckles and lining was very pretty.
So a mid range review for it .. also? if there is no scent to draw the dreaded beetle in, I guess that is another positive point !
Kahome filipendula .... has been showing more colour on it's leaves so this was a bonus I didn't expect when I had read about the mini me plant ... I think it looks great and looking forward to more colour accenting these pretty leaves.
Morden Sunrise .. I have two of these beauties but I have been treating them badly (guilt guilt)
I transplanted one to a hot difficult spot and this one is fighting for breath between conflowers, shrubs, other roses and dill ... but look how gorgeous she still is !
Julia Child surprises me with the range of gold/yellow to such paleness as this ivory .. so delicate looking.
And .. because I have been lazy , I have had a bad problem with black spot.
I swear even in this last month I am going to do that simple baking soda/soap/hort oil spray.
It is on my list today !
I just had to add a blow your socks off "Orange Velvet" shot .. it is a tougher rose and I have been trying to keep the horizontal weaving that is suggested for climbing roses to keep the roses close to you instead of up in the sky !
I think it is working : )
Intense colour keeps up with some of my heuchera .. mixed with the Parsley fern and lavender.
My standard BIG Joe Pye is flowering ... I love having tall plants against the fence and showing off there !
This is Twinkle clematis in it's "skeleton" stage .. I really like the bare bones of the seed heads thus it stays on display to make me grin every time I see it !
My native veronacastrum is finally blooming ...
it is a late season one and more subtle than the cultivated Lavender Towers ... but still so pretty in it's own way.
Dazzelberry sedum is eye candy next to my golden sage, it actually looks better in person ...
I wish I had picked up two of them, like I did with Voo Doo sedum which is another one I really like that is new to me this year.
I give a thumbs up on both of them.
Another "I should have gotten 2 of them" ? ... Buzz Ivory buddleia .. it took off and grew to the perfect size as almost a footer for what is supposed to be Grand Peach Cobbler behind it .. which has done very little to make me say anything positive about it (Grand Peach Cobbler).
The Buzz is fantastic though ! Thumbs up !
Cheyenne Spirit has been brilliant ! ..
I have yet to get a really good picture of the multitude of different coloured bloom on the very same plant .. but I will !
This is a definite thumbs up plant for which I know I already reviewed, but it keeps making me say good things about it.
I planted a new large Russian sage with the new butterfly weed I have from mail order ..
Previously I had both plants for a few years then they seemed to have died out ..
I guess that was the case of a short life span.
However we need these type of plants in our gardens for the pollinators,
So I am happy to have them back again .. fingers crossed they survive the winter of "I wonder what that will be like?"
My idea of training clematis up my old lilac tree may work .. the true test will come next year.
Since it is so late in the season the flowers are very small but very pretty .. I planted two to cover my bets?
Coneflowers wrestling with dill to be able to smile at me ?
I love dill and plant it every where I can ..
I think it helps keeps the bugs away from the roses.
Possible sign of Autumn ?? hahaha ... maybe !
OK .... if you were able to wade through all of this nonsense you might remember I had a question
I was wondering if anyone was interested in a meme day that would be about reviewing a plant or two in our gardens.
It would be short and simple .. giving your grow zone .. why you picked the plants and it can be good or bad.
In fact it would be interesting to have one of both if you can manage it.
Anybody out there game ? to do this ?