Cone flowers cone flowers cone flowers .. they are a poppin' and I don't mean maybe !
Plus they have their own plant fan club that support them .. how good can it get ?
Combine her with a lavender say Munstead or Hidcote and you have colour contrast galore .. did James Bond say that .. he uses galore a lot doesn't he ?
The threesome frogs of GardenJoy .. they have actually advised me on what to do with naughty plants .. but we won't go there in concern for those weak hearted gardeners that might be offended ? .. and I don't even have a compost heap ! Ha !
OK .. one serious garden note .. I am dismayed with gardeners that don't employ ornamental grasses .. get over the fact that "grass" is used in its name .. tune in to the hundreds of gorgeous plants that happen to have grass in their names .. group hug and lets move on to getting to know our ornamental grasses ?
For example "Panicum Virgatum Shenandoah" beside this Center Glow Ninebark .. go to the link and learn tolerance and maybe even appreciation for what these beauties can do for your garden in Autumn ! .. love them and they will love you back .. the first step ?
Could you say no to them ?
Yes .. I am sneaking in another grass from a different angle .. these airy flower heads against my variegated Solomon's Seal .. the grass is Northern Lights and it is going to be AWESOME come AUTUMN !! Are you getting the HINT ??
Alrighty then .. some regular but interesting plants .. heuchera .. Autumn Leaves is of course the reddish one .. across from that .. is the dark side of the force Luke .. Frosted Violet .. beauty eh ?
Especially in contrast to pulmonaria Moonshine .. talk about opposites ?
The coffee club meeting here .. Jack Frost .. Silver Lining (totally new one to me this year) as well as King's Ransom being new to me as well .. almost didn't make it with one little leaf hanging on .. but now much better thank you ! add some gold to the bunch and a smiley face and they all feel much ado about nothing ? wink wink
I just loved the way the sun hit this little patch .. it almost shimmered .. I guess it was one of those "you had to be here" moments but it really was impressive !
So impressive this tart of a rudbeckia branch of the family, talked me into taking her picture knowing full well she would drive me nuts thinking of chocolate .. shame on her !!
You can see that they have chocolate centers right ? I am not the only one right ?
Well .. intense humid heat has hit Kingston once more .. there are air quality advisories etc .. not that it stops gardeners because we all have "baked brains" from working in the sun on our gardens .. right ? .. I'm not the only one .. right ?
... or should I actually clean him ??