The nice warm weather has been so kind to my growing garden. As the heat continued to rise the blooms continued to swell. They are putting on such a beautiful show this year. The color seems more vibrant than the last...maybe it is just the long winter? My peony are heavy with buds and days away from popping. Spring is my most favorite time of flowering.
Saucer sized clematis. This year the bunnies have left it alone for us to enjoy.
Beautifully dressed in indigo blue.
If only I could get my crepe paper to do this. The sweet smell of grapes have been heavy in the humidity.
Knockout roses play fake to the old fashioned rose bushes...without all the disease and pest.
My baskets are starting to spill out. Having not hit the heat of summer yet I am enjoying the easy watering schedule.
Sunshine on my doorstep for sure. My planter is filling in finally. I added a six pack of lobelia to give it some depth. All of the yellows ended up being the same shade? Now it looks like smurfs are hiding?
I am in love with the mini double petunias. They are so delicate and sweet.
I love a good planter. These have been replanted 3 times already. My first two recipes didn't work. They either didn't fill in, contrast enough, or show up from the street. I finally gave in and went with the geranium. I am not a huge fan. I needed a good contrast with the yellow coleus and the African daisy. This works so much better for me and it takes that strong eastern sun.
Another planter that clearly has the right plants for the spot. This is a new combination for me and stands out really well from the street. The gray plant will have a pale blue bloom soon.
Oh, but it is not all miracle grow here yet! My window box is always the last to get planted, first to dry out and last to do well...is newly planted with two rows of yellow zinnia. The only plant that can handle the heat and the sun that the genius who put this here has. I'll keep you posted.