Monday, August 1, 2016

The Backyard: 7/28/16

I haven't made it out front with the camera yet, but I snapped a few pictures in the backyard last Thursday.

Phlox can be a bit high maintenance, with their mildew, yellowing leaves, staking, and painstaking dead heading to keep the new emerging buds, but I love them just the same.
I don't know the name of this lavender one.

The leaves of 'David' are starting to yellow, and it needs to be tied up better, but it's so dang pretty.
Salvia 'Wendy's Wish' is finally taking off next to it.

My mom shared a piece of 'Laura' last year, and I'm getting my first flowers.

Some would call volunteer plants weedy, I call them, free.
This Feverfew is growing in the gravel by the fire pit.

This Nasturtium came up in one of the beds.

The Verbena bonariensis comes up everywhere.
I used to hate it because of that.  Now I love it.

Another one that's popping up late is Tinantia erecta, or Widow's Tears.

All the hot colors of summer are in full swing now.

I'm partial to the pastels for the most part, so I have my annuals for that.
Here are a couple different Verbena that were new colors to me this year.

The 'Black and Blue' Salvia came up earlier than usual, so the flowers are coming on now.

The Limelight Hydrangea is loaded.

The big blue Hydrangea under the Rose of Sharon tree has bigger flower heads than it's ever had, EVER.
They're HUGE.

'Ayesha' doesn't have as much lavender and blue on it this year as it did last.
It's still stunning, though.

A fun Coleus.

A yellow Salvia that I just added this year.

And, last, more yard art.
This N had been on a rental house roof for at least a year.
They're moving, so the Dad went over and asked if he could have it.

Not sure where it'll live, but it's officially ours.
Happy gardening!


  1. With all your phlox, I bet your garden smells wonderful at night! So sorry I missed your gathering the last week. :(

  2. You have a magic touch. I cannot over-winter "Limelight" for whatever reason and it does not bloom for me until late Sept / early Oct.


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