On side two of the deck, lychnis coronaria is just putting out its bright magenta blooms.
Just this morning I removed lychnis from the bigger gardens, as those bright flowers clash with everything else.
but in the deck side garden, I let it reseed as much as it wants to.
I also have a lot of other flowers in this area, like the tall butterfly bush and the sunlit phlox in the foreground that is almost ready to bloom.
While doing come clean up chores, I cut down these poppy seed heads to save for accents in my fresh floral bouquets. I like to use them in fall bouquets.
I did a lot of garden work over the weekend. Among other things, I moved these Forever & Ever hydrangeas that I planted in 2008.
Yes, they are 4 years old and puny as can be! They should be 3 ft. x 3 ft. In a good year, one of them gets a flower or two. It's sad. I decided to move them right at the front of the border so they are not hidden by other flowers. Hopefully, they will like this better. Does anyone else have problems with Forever & Ever?