Well this heat just won't quit and the rain just won't fall even though they are baiting us with some forecasted tomorrow .. I will believe it when I see it !!
Meanwhile .. I am still in slug mode neglecting the garden but it seems to be carrying on without me.
I am too lucky to believe .. the sprinkler system is a miracle for us both ... phew !!
The "pearls" .. in regards to my cimicifuga.
I have a few different kinds so their blooming goes through out the season.
This first one is my starter ... she has survived living next to our big Pacific Sunset maple.
Veronicastrum is similar in shape but not a pearl type of girl.
Lavender Towers is a big one and I do have to split her in the Autumn .. when this blasted heat gives up eventually.
Blooming all season as you dead head her .. she takes hair ? cuts very well!
Now for some awesome lilies that have really caught my attention.
I planted them last Autumn and I still have to look up in my log book what the name is but wow that soft dusty pink is gorgeous!
So far so good with strength and few beetles thankfully.
I cut flowers every few days and the scent is fantastic.
I have tried growing a perennial sweet pea before but it never quite took.
These, even though annual .. I would keep growing because the flowers are so enticing : )
Question ... when is a crocus not a crocus ? ... and how does one enjoy them if one has a CRAZY chipmunk who devours them all ?
Judge for yourself
Mr. Chips doesn't bother these ones thankfully.
Lastly a tree full of flowers that isn't from said tree.
My old lilac tree has just about given up the ghost so it is now a still living structure for "The President" clematis which hopefully will bloom a long time making it look very beautiful .
It is now suffering the delayed reaction to the Spring drought and looks so sad.
I can only make sure it is well watered now and cross my fingers for next year.
Here is the ghastly evidence