Blooms and blooms and blooms! I woke up today to a temperature in the upper 50s, can you believe that? In July! That is not so unusual for later in August, but wow. It felt so refreshing!
Let’s start with a shot of the whole shebang. The lawn is neatly mowed and edged here.
The grass is nice and green. Too bad it is mostly clover and crabgrass LOL, but it looks green, so I don’t care. John also did a lot of touch-up paint this spring, so thank you John!!
The last of the old-fashioned daylilies this year.
The orientpet is also just about done.
I have a terrible case of red lily beetles this year, although it is not just me. This area is being hit hard by them. One of the garden club members said the beetles stripped her lilies to the stems with just a blossom on the top! Guess I am lucky they just are chewing them. I don’t spray, so this is the result.
Tiger lily heirloom:
I love these so much. I feel like you could put one of these on a present as a bow!
Those little black balls on the stem are part of the plant. I don’t know what purpose they serve, but they were there last year and this year and are attached to the plant.
These are quite tall, too>
My butterfly bush has a bloom on it now. This is very stunted this year, probably 3.5 feet tall instead of the usual 5+. The bloom is huge, though! I have never seen one this long.
Maybe some butterflies will come now. There haven’t been many this year.
My sweet potato vine took over the pot this year.
It’s only July and I wonder how long that will get LOL! Gonna strangle the mail carrier.
Surprise black-eyed Susan in the armeria.
Those blue dots are petals that fell from the delphinium, FYI.
Razzmatazz. This plant is coming with to the new house. I don’t care if I have to dig it up in the dead of winter LOL!
I just can’t express how happy this garden makes me. Even when parts of it frustrate me, I love the challenge and I also love how stuff pops up where it feels comfortable. Like this snapdragon:
I haven’t actually planted snapdragons in years. They are all volunteers. All I do is deadhead and let the seeds go where they will. I never know where they are going to pop up.
My first experience with a spike plant has been a success. This is a traditional pairing, but I have never done it before.
Have a great weekend everybody!