I'm a slow morning person. There is no hopping, popping, or jumping out of bed for me but a gradual ascent into wakefulness met with total denial that my sleep is over. My garden eyed me humorously this morning as I stumbled about with my camera. They'd been awake for hours and I was late to the party.
'Abraham Darby' rose is thriving in a giant pot. Old fashioned multi-petaled roses are my favorite.
This unnamed phlox seedling is the result of some botanical baby-making. I love it's jagged edges. I think 'David' is the father but no one's talking.
Rudbeckia 'Goldsturm' in the Founding Flowers garden
All of the flowers that were put into this bed last fall were transplanted from different areas of the garden. Most are original to the garden. The phlox in the background are all seedlings, which is why they're so small.
'Delta Snow' phlox grows to about 4 feet tall and blooms for over a month.
'Deam's' rudbeckia has much smaller flowers than 'Goldsturm' and can tolerate a bit of dry shade.
Variegated water celery spills out from the frog pond to meet and mingle with the rest of the garden.
'Night Owl' climbing rose and 'Blue Fortune' agastache
'Piglet' pennisetum and cone flower seedlings in the rain garden
After losing the last bunch of tomatoes to a squirrel, a storm, and a klutzy kid, I'm excited to have more to harvest. This variety is Heatmaster.
The sweet potato vines are taking over but no one minds, except for the tomato. I heard a bit of grumbling back there.
A cantaloupe vine, gifted by the Compost Angels, grows between the variegated abelia and the loropetalum in my front garden. The loropetalum were planted this spring and are still quite small.
The vine is covered with flowers! I hope I get to eat more cantaloupe than the bunny.
Annual vinca and lantana grow in the hell strip next to my walkway.
They're being replaced with a perennial butterfly garden this fall.
I added orange milkweed to this bed last fall when I had no where else to put them. They've thrived so much, I've decided to turn this entire hot, dry section into a butterfly garden. I'm adding more milkweed, salvia, and coreopsis. Dalea also grows well between the milkweed and vinca.