Tuesday, September 6, 2022

BBQ Banana Ligularia

Wow, I am loving this new-to-me ligularia!
I liked it before it bloomed with only the huge dark leaves:
But I am really wowed now with those bright flowers. They are pretty much the same color as Black -Eyed Susan blooms.

Monday, August 8, 2022

Mid-Summer 2022 Garden

Just a few pictures so I can remember what was in bloom during July and early August. July 2 Loosestrife & Goatsbeard
More Loosestrife (I have planted it in numerouse areas)
July 10, 2022 shasta daisies and rose campion (lychnis coronaria)
July 10 - Smokebush shrub looking toward woodland area
August 7 Ligularia 'the Rocket'. Last photos show a riot of color with phlox, coneflower and black-eyed Susans.

Wednesday, June 22, 2022

I have been adding more and more shrubs to my perennial borders

I am loving the yellow pops of color from the two spirea Goldstrom in the distance
This false cypress mophead echoes the same golden hue:
Flanking this arbor I have a Ninebark and a Royal Purple Smoketree:
From the road view, you can see another Spirea that moved last fall. It's doing great! The center shrub looks golden now, but it is actually a Burning Bush which will turn bright red in the fall. I have a number of burning bushes.
I also have 4 Limelight hydrangea shrubs, 3 of which I moved last fall from other areas of my yard. They, too, are doing great. I cannot wait until they are all in bloom!
There are two of the Limelight hydrangeas in this photo. The Queen Alexander poppies are blooming under one that was moved last fall. I am so pleased with all of the shrubs that I started moving into my garden about 8 years ago. I was unhappy with how the perennials looked good for a week or two and then they died and made the entire garden look bland and dull until the next plants came into bloom. The shrubs provide some needed constant structure. I don't know if anyone is still following me here from the old days when I blogged all the time. If anyone is still here, I would like to say "Thank you" for following me all these years! Please leave a comment so I know you are still checking in now and then. Hope you get some enjoyment from my garden pics. You may notice that there has been a lot of change. Just last year we had 33 huge pine trees removed which takes me from almost complete shade on the far border to nearly full sun now! I believe we have had at least 70 big pine trees removed since I began gardening here 34 years ago.

Saturday, May 21, 2022

Loving My New Garden Boots

What a difference new gardening boots make after wearing Crocs for a decade—no more dirty feet!
My 2022 Garden Season Begins!

Monday, September 6, 2021

The Gardening Season is Coming to an End

I have thoroughly enjoyed my deck and gardens this year and I am not ready for it to end! I took a few pics to remember the abundance of rudebeckia and limelight hydrangeas. I hope they all return next year.

Monday, August 16, 2021

Current Favorite Dahlia Barrel

This one is in glorius bloom and most afternoons I sit in my glidder directly opposite and watch a humming bird flit throughout it. The humming bird's favorite is the tall one in the back, which is a salvia.
The orange dahlias are American Sunset and the reddish ones are Boom Boom Red (not really red to me, more burgundy).
I am also enjoying these dahlias under my front window.
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