Just a quick post for you this morning sharing some hot hues in the garden.
I don't know the variety of this daylily- I inherited her. But I've always loved her long bloom time and the way those petals curl and ruffle a bit. So despite the fact that she spreads a bit, I put up with her!
And no matter how hard I've tried in the past, I've never had luck with nasturtium. That is, until this year!
I plopped some seeds I had purchased a few years ago in the garden in front of the house this spring. Watered once, and left to nature. Next thing I knew I had nasturtium all over the place- serendipity!
The summer bloom season is winding down, but my Annabelle Hydrangea is just starting to put on a show.
Ok, ok, in all honesty she has been blooming for a few weeks now. I have just been too busy to snap some photos to share with you! I'm finding her slightly fragrant this year which I love. The white flowers open green and then age to a pinkish color in the fall. It's a nice progression to see.
I planted this Russian Sage last year and she is really the spotlight lately on the side of the house.
The bees love her. And I love the way she dances in the breeze and happily moves this way and that. Very carefree.
Lastly, we've had a cool summer here. So cool in fact that my snap peas, which usually need to be replanted this time of year because they die back from the summer heat- are putting on a second flourish of growth.
I planted her just last year and she already has formed a good sized mass, attracting bees and butterflies. She really is carefree and requires no extra attention. You can't beat that.
My African Queen trumpet lily never grew last year and I feared the bulbs had been eaten by something. [I've seen vole tunnels/hills in the garden on occasion.]
But this year she's back with a vengeance. I have not one, not two, but five stalks all with half a dozen blooms each. I can actually smell these from practically any room in the house- the fragrance is amazing!