The second I stepped out of the car upon arriving home, I attacked the task of watering full throttle. It was a super dry week and all of the plants were begging for a beverage or two. After their thirst was quenched, I had some time to check out how things had progressed since I had left. Here's what I discovered:
Phlox paniculata 'David' is in full bloom and smells amazing:
I was even smart enough to cover up it's ugly legs (I had a joke in here originally about the cover up of legs but no matter how hard I tried, it came off creepy):
I recently relocated a few Caryopteris (Bluebeard) 'Sunshine Blue' to a more prominent location but did so in the dry summer heat. I was happy to see they haven't wilted under the conditions:
I am anxious for the late summer blooms that were hidden the past few years:
For whatever reason, no plant reseeds worse that this one as I have seedlings all over the yard. I need to remember to not let the seeds mature this fall:
I love Lobelia siphilitica (Blue cardinal flower) and the blooms are so close:
I smelled the blooms of the Clethra (Summersweet) 'Hummingbird' before I actually noticed it in full bloom and I friggin love it:
As do the bees:
|Chasmanthium latifolium (Northern Sea Oats)|
|Pennisetum 'Karley Rose'|
The vacation post will be delivered soon along with a post on two new trees I just had added.
Garden on my friends!