is that by the time I get home from work its tiny blue flowers have already closed. Like in this picture taken Friday at 4:00 p.m. When I sit on the back steps of the deck, my view is right here. I decided I needed something with more color. So I dug the spiderwort out, divided it into 5 plants, and put them elsewhere.
Then I went to the rockwall garden and removed this 'Petite Delight' bee balm that I planted last year.
It stays short (about 12 inches tall), which is perfect for this spot. It's also a nice bold color so when I perch upon the deck steps I can see it.
Last year I cut the blooms off to see if it would rebloom. It did not. This year I will let it seed and scatter them all over in hopes of getting more plants.
In case you are not familiar with spiderwort, it looks like this when the flowers are opened.
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.