I have to show you the foxglove that Jean sent me. She sent me some seeds two years ago. I am a sad sower of seeds, but I did manage to get three of these to bloom, though they are way shorter than they should be. I attribute that to my 'have-shovel-will-move' gardening attitude. I moved them this spring and probably stunted their growth.
I am just happy they flowered and I am making sure to let them seed so I can get more of them. Thanks, again, Jean. It is fun to have something growing from your New York garden!
The bright magenta flower behind the foxglove is Lychnis Coronaria, also known as Rose Campion. Here is a better pic of it behind some silver artemesia:
Here is my first Tango lily --'Capuchino'. I planted 3 new varities this year and can't wait to see the colors. I don't remember the name of this orange Asiatic, which looks similar to the Tangos. Here is the Easter lily that once graced my dining table. This one is not an Asiatic. I love the big white trumpet buds. It's been coming back for quite a few years.
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.