I bought this little beauty at the end of season sales and I was wowed by it .. the foliage alone makes me happy but with its little blue flowers added to the mix it is stunning !
The touches of pink are perfect and set against the black mulch I use .. well it couldn't get much better I think : )Black Lace Sambucus ... my oh my ! I have put this poor shrub through a lot , moving it here and there and here once more .. finally I might get some gorgeous lacy leaves let alone some flowers .. near the opposite mark is Sutherland Gold Elder so it really is a contest between the two of them at times ? ..
A Cityline hydrangea is waking up .. the problem is I'm not sure whether it is "Venice" or "Paris" there is another one about a foot or two away to bring consistency ? .. Nah ! I just liked them a lot at the time ! ;-)
Dakota Charm Spirea .. a "mini-me" of Goldflame or Goldmound .. it is perfect for a little punctuation mark .. it looks rather sparse right now but it fills in beautifully and looks too cute to believe .. I guess you have to be a shrub lover to get it ?
Then there is Walker's Low nepeta .. I have said it before and I will say it again .. it is GREAT ! I have a few of them two in the front garden for contrast with colour and texture .. and two in the back for the same idea .. you can cut these babies back hard and they will come back looking absolutely fabulous again : )
OK .. I have to admit it .. a new acquisition with the hellebore group .. I couldn't help myself .. heck I almost .. well .. you don't need to know what I almost did when I saw this .. but it was EXCITING !!!! "Berry Swirl" of the Winter Jewels collection .. I have been so fortunate getting a leg up from a friend that started me seriously on the road to hellebore addiction : )
I can't wait to see if it will flower for me .. but non the less I love it !
A buttery yellow primrose .. I should have done the right thing and picked up three of them .. what was I thinking ? aside from the huge "DUH?" factor ;-(
Royal Heritage still blooming away and I can't resist taking her picture almost every day !
Old fashioned down to earth Bleeding Heart and my standard Monkshood .. they are part of the backbone of my garden .. no matter what new plants I get I always count on them to do their job and they are very good at it : )