My "sun bench" is crowded with beauties this year .. in fact so much, that I will have to thin out some "Susans" .. they can be a bit of a bully at times even though I love them for colour late summer early Fall.
They invaded the echinacea at the back of the bench.
See them ham it up for the camera ?
Ilse Khron Superior rose and Blue Angel clematis (small flower for late season) are gorgeous to me .. I didn't expect a lot this year but they have given me a lot of treats !
I have a weakness for white roses .. ever since I planted one so many years ago when we lived in Nova Scotia .. of course I don't have that plant tag ? BIG sigh !
To this side I have a grouping of different echinacea , a variegated reed grass, dill (to ward off bugs ?)and of course those Susans just have to get in to the scheme of things ? Plus My Autumn Brilliance Serviceberry tree which is a pretty little thing : ) .. Oh ! and a new panicum called Prairie Fire .. small but it is going to be a show stopper !
There are those nosy Susans again ,,, but also another Ilse Khron Superior I just planted this Spring , doing very well! .. some dill that didn't do well with crowding and not enough sun. Southern bush Honeysuckle, one of my favorite shrubs, also Flaming Mound Spirea (another go to shrub for the pretty factor especially in Spring!) a big patch of lemon thyme .. Walker's Low nepeta by the tall support.
Well .. you can see I crowded a lot in because I wanted loads of plants there .. my comfort zone ? LOL
Other beauties in the vicinity ?
I didn't capture the amazing colour variance of these TALL echinacea that actually change colours all season .. the name is on the tip pf my tongue of course .. I will get back with the name !
Morden Sunrise in a more yellow mood
Oh So Easy "Cherry Pie" stuck in the allyway .. hard to believe it will bloom for me but the shady scientist in me was curious !
A Susan had to get in there more for the sight of those lovely bee than anything else !
A question ... my Blue Fortune hyssop is almost 12 years old now .. it has been divided once ... and it is still going strong ... I had no idea it could last this long ... has anyone else had one that old too ?
It amazes me and I would not be without one .. the bees are like glue to it !