|Not hardy here for the rebloom, but I have been wanting to see if I can grow it as|
a hot house type plant and winter it over. It is in a pot in this box planter.
I adore the deep red hydrangeas.
Forgive me the urge to want to walk through my garden yelling, "Places, places, everyone!"
My garden is very much a working garden with lots of fruit, salad vegetables, some few hills of potatoes to satisfy that new potato urge and a strawberry patch. For vegetable canning, I rely on the family garden which I work on at my brother's with his children, the four-year-old Gardening Twins and Baby Gardener.
Nevertheless, I want to remind the lilies, daylilies, liatris, and the rest their big moment in the sun (hopefully partial sun-- the light is nicer, although we have had a LOT of rain this year) is coming.
|Hazelnut, for the squirrels versus gardener face-off this fall|
|Will garden walkers realize how special these blemish-free apples truly are?|
|Or how ornamental Seckl pears can be?|
|Do you think people will see the joke in these chairs? I NEVER sit in them. They are actually just art.|
|"Clean, crisp bed lines..." even with a rock border "pull a garden together," says my neighbor Dr. Darrel Apps. This was one of the best ideas I had to cut the grass out that tiny six inches. I'm not sure why I never thought of that before. The quack grass growing into my garden beds from the A.K.A. "lawn" which is just a pseudonym for quack grass in central Wisconsin has been a pain!|
|My small attempt at under-ornamentation|
|That lavender doesn't grow well in zone 4?|
|Yup, they're yellow.... or will be!|
|That this mystery rose (maybe it's 'Eden'/Pierre du Ronsard') is a rarity here?|
|Clematis texensis 'Princess Diana'|
|Clematis buddy for my front porch climbing pink rose, overshadowed now, but the star on July 13, I'm thinking...|
|Highly ornamental allium 'Summer Beauty' forming heads which will burst into loveliness...in nine days?|
|A zone 6 Japanese cypress and its buddy, "The Rock Cairn" hanging out. The rocks just balance there, defying the odds and are not fastened... there is almost something magical in that I have never had to restack them.|
|It really has been a nice year for my clematis, some of which were early fall additions, buried very deep-- two nodules below what they were in their pots.|
|'The Fairy' rose in the border along the alley, forming an underplanted hedge to hydrangea 'Annabelle'.|
And then it will be on to the the neighbor's across the way for garden walkers. Dr. Apps' yard was born ready.