Big Ooopsy! I mentioned that the red plant climbing my arbor was a trumpet vine. When Dianne commented that she had one and it was a perennial, it got me thinking....I knew mine was an annual. I finally dug out the tag and then slapped the side of my head --it's actually a Sun Parasol Pretty Crimson Mandevilla. I must try to remember that is is NOT a trumpet vine because I keep calling it that.
From the pic above you can also see where the small garden with the wheel and blue chair is in relation to the rest of my gardens. Remember I showed you the tulips blooming there last week?
Well, the tulip heads have withered and fallen and now I have only three allium plants for color. Allium only does well for me the first year. After that the plants die out. I think I had five of them here last summer. There is a bright orange poppy plant on the opposite side of the allium. The plan was for them to bloom together, but the poppy is still a few days from bloom. It only has three buds this year, but it should have a burst of growth and be much nicer next year.
In 2006 I had all of these allium. This year, not a single one of them is left. There must be something in my soil that kills them off. Does anyone else have this problem with allium?
I am not back on line yet -- don't even ask--I've about had it with DSL tech people. My posts have been appearing from Blogger's ability to schedule posts and make them appear whenever I want them to. I hope that I am back in real time by the end of this week.
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.