I don't think you can get enough Lady's Mantle in a garden. I have only a couple tiny clumps of it. I realize this year I need to encourage a lot more. It is like clematis, they need a year or so to establish themselves, but are probably worth the wait.
I am going to have to dig for the tag on this clematis. It is a pale pink mauve with deep purple stamens. It is pumping out the blooms in this, it's second year.
|Clematis 'Blue Dancer' with its seed heads and very decorative maroon stems, both are added benefits long after the petals have dropped on this one.|
|Don't you love how the moisture beads up on these leaves.|
|This is rose 'Belinda's Dream', the only rose I have seen in my garden with a couple of rose chaffers. I have it planted in a large pot and placed it in my box planter, which I moved to full sun. I bought it as an own root, bare root rose before the ground was unfrozen here (something that did not happen until May 5 here). (I may need to move it to a special spot by the house. The fragrance is very charming and very sweet.|
|After cutting this to the ground last year, and our bad winter, the smoke and size on my smokebush is remarkable and very dramatic.|
|This is a cute veronica, I think 'Sonja'.|
|Clematis texensis, 'Diana' always seems to hide its few blooms behind the honeysuckle. The vine is enormous, the ratio of flowers not so much.|
|This annual iberis has been about the best and nicest surprise in my garden this year. I grew it from seed quite late, in late April.|
|Cinnamon is back from her nearly year-long stay in Illinois when I could not care for her. Having her on a lead is still problematic for me, but I can attach her to an overhead guide wire now, so she can't pull me down stairs.|
|Now that the yews have been removed from behind the 'Crimson Frost' birch I am quite liking there absence. I had a pink Knockout rose die here this winter. This is another spot needing some serious redesign.|
|Heartbreaking, my privet hedge died to the ground this spring. I waited until mid-June and noticed growth coming (finally). It will be a year at least until it regains its glory, but replacing it and waiting would have taken much longer and I liked how it looked, shown here in front of the dappled willow.|