In a few areas the creeping phlox is just beginning to flower. You will be seeing masses of purple very soon.
I have planted a combination of ajuga, creeping phlox and snow-in-summer. Overall I am happy with this combo. It is beautiful in flower and has nice foliage when not, which is an important consideration when you plant large areas that will flower for only a few weeks.
This little area is where I thought I removed everything last fall. But as you can see, there is a LOT of green in there. I guess I did not do a very good job digging everything out. Most of it is poppies that I had forgotten about (all of the poppy foliage was gone in the fall).
Ah, but aren't these big fat hairy buds beauties? I may be glad I did not succeed in killing them off.
Look at these poor hibiscus stuck in the basement just waiting to come outside and play. I will be bringing them out this week to begin hardening them off.
Now this is a suspicious-looking photo, don't you think?
I am so glad you stopped by to visit my garden. I garden in lower northern Michigan (zone 5) in far less than ideal conditions. I have too many pine trees, too much shade, too many rocks, herds of hosta-munching deer and rabbits who think my lilly buds are gourmet appetizers. I am by no means an expert in horticulture or garden design--just an amateur with a shovel and a passion. My garden changes daily during the summer and I will be updating frequently.
During the winter months, I blog about my favorite cold-weather hobby--quilting and just my everyday musings.
I hope you enjoy your visit, and that you will come back soon.