You may have noticed in the above photo that all my Impatiens glandulifera is gone.
Long story short, someone, I'm assuming from our open garden tour, called the city and reported us.
Apparently, unbeknownst to me, it's on the Portland invasive plant list.
We got a pretty threatening letter in the mail, basically saying if we didn't get rid of all of it, we'd be turned over to another bureau, who would start fining us. And if we didn't pay the fines, they'd put a lien on our house.
Good times, people, good times.
Sooooo, out they went, along with the stand of them I had all along the south side path, leading to the backyard.
Super lame, and probably the last time we open our garden to the general public.
And that's all I have to say about that.
I am still obsessing over the Painter's Palette Persicaria.
This is its second year and so far, I'm loving this plant.
I moved the old rusty wagon that had been here for years.
Everything in it was for full sun and this spot just isn't that anymore.
This Loosestrife that I've had for several years is blooming for the first time.
I bought a new one this year, that I think is 'Alexander', but I'm too lazy to dig for the tag.
And last, another one that definitely needs more sun, Crocosmia pottsii 'Culzean Pink'.
I was given a piece last year and this is its first time flowering.
Thank you, Alison!
And that's it for out front this time around.
Happy Hump Day!