Late spring became blazing summer this past week, and temps in the 90s, coupled with a dearth of rain, put an early end to much of the mid-June bloom. But the show goes on, here’s a sampler:
There’s a kind of faded glory to the going-by blooms of Ageratum ‘Blue Horizon’ that makes them hard to resist.
Dahlia ‘Garden Princess’ made her debut today. I’ll grow some in my container zoo, a few others are likely to get put in the ground.
Love those amaranths! Love-lies-bleeding (Amaranthus caudatus) made a fine color echo for Perilla ‘Magilla’.
Wish I knew the name–even the species name–for these passalong iris. They just glow in the garden.
Doublefile viburnum (Viburnum plicatum f. tomentosum ‘Watanabei’) pumps out flowers all summer long.
Spiderwort (Tradescantia x andersoniana) overlooks a path to my veggie garden.
Mountian laurel Kalmia ‘Olympic Fire’) bloom along the path to my garden shed. I relocated them as part of my front yard renovations.
What’s a summer without the fragrance of Angel’s Trumpets? Brugmansia ‘Charles Grimaldi’ is already a making a contribution. Pierre Bennerup of Sunny Border Nursery gave me some huge, 25-year-old plants from his garden. I’m expecting a real show later this season.
At Buddha’s right shoulder, a single spring of Cestrum ‘Orange Peel’ blooms. It’s a tender perennial, for me anyway, and tireless.