I have been such a terrible gardener of late ... the heat, and NO rain cycle, has me crazy .. well .. crazier than usual and that is BAD.
Ignoring all of that my gardens have been literally saved by the new sprinkler system and I am one grateful gardener.
So now that I have gotten the mea culpa over with ... on with what has been happening in the garden of late.
Mystery lilies have been such a smiling surprise : )
Poking through the "jungle"
"Update" on the name of said mystery lilies "Muscadet" ... a true beauty !
I am still waiting for my Casa Blanca lilies to open which is setting a record for being late for the party this year !
The roses are doing better than ever (once we got over the ..ugh .. aphid thing)
I think they are loving the HEAT.
Climbing rose compassion is a beauty !
Other parts of the garden are also loving the heat I think .. they seem to be blooming their little boots off ..
My two smaller sized buddleia are enjoying their freedom to stretch out which in turn has me rethinking their positions .. too crowded is the flashing sign over head that I keep seeing of course.
A new plant I became enticed to buy was from Gracie's garden (Gardening with Grace) a lobelia that was impossibly PINK , her signature colour .. which seems to becoming mine as well.
It is an odd looking plant and I am not sure it will over winter but here it is.
On to light blue ? .. I have fallen for this compact Japanese aster .. I hate dealing with asters that are too tall and floppy .. a pain in the garden butt ... this cultivar is perfect for me !
Our trained ? (he trained us actually) chipmunk who has such a hoard of sunflower seeds I am in fear of what will irrupt out of the garden next year ?
In any case , the "dish" is set and so is Sophie !