Even after Irene and the following storm that jointly dropped at least 14 inches of rain inside one week the garden is looking pretty good. This yarrow is still putting out blooms even through the foliage of the yellow loosestrife and a huge squash plant in the Front Garden.
These buttery yellow nasturtiums I planted kept washing away in the heavy spring rains but you’d never know how few plants came through. They are making the barrier-transition area between the vegetables in the Front Garden and the Daylily Bank.
which began blooming early and continues to put out these brilliant blossoms.
Pink seems to be my color. The Russian sage makes a good companion.
‘Alma Potchke’ is just starting to bloom.
I planted ‘Hawkeye Belle’ last year on the Rose Bank and she is doing so well. This is quite an autumnal flush.
‘Thomas Affleck’ has hardly taken a breath since beginning in mid-June. Notice all the deadheading I haven’t done. Other roses in bloom right now are Pink Grootendorst, Double Red Knockout, and Linda Campbell.
These morning glories are on a bamboo teepee in the center of the lawn. Surrounding the teepee are three quill chrysanthemums left of six after the bunnies lunched on them this spring, but they are just about to begin blooming. Among the weeds and the black netting that finally protected this whole little garden from the rabbits. Black netting doesn’t allow for much weeding especially if you don’t begin right away and keep it up.
I keep waiting for Anemone ‘Robustissima’ to take over as I was warned it would do. It is still petite but it seems pretty strong.
I did not undrstand that this hydrangea would get as big as it is – maybe 10 feet. The ‘Limelight’ and ‘Pinky Winky’ hydrangeas took a beating from the snow and the snowplow over the winter, but they each have a couple of blooms and seem to have recovered.
To see what else is blooming across the country, visit Carol at May Dreams Gardens who invented the fabulous idea of Bloom Day.