I really have to brag on our little garden. Even though the foliage is really starting to look, not so pretty, we still have lots of pretty blooms to enjoy. Jamie and I made a conscious effort to try and purchase plants for all seasons this past spring. Looks like we did a pretty good job of it so far and we will keep putting some careful thought into it from this point forward.
This first picture is of ‘Galore’ clematis and Thryallis. I’m not certain how the Thryallis is going to handle the winter in our zone, but we are soon to find out. I’m hoping it does okay. If not, I’m certain we can find something else to take its place.
This is the first time ‘Clarence’ has decided to bloom. Jamie and I bought this Iris earlier this spring. Isn’t it a beautiful flower?
The variegated sedum is doing well, but the chrysanthemums just about choked it out this year. To be truthful, if I had to choose between the mums and sedum it would be the mums. They’re gorgeous right now.
Jamie and I got out and divided a lot of the cannas this past weekend. Our friend Carol left with two kitchen garbage bags filled with tubers. The blooms are still pretty, but the leaf rollers did a number on the foliage. Next year, I’ll stay on top of the problem. This is ‘President’ and it’s followed by ‘City of Portland’.
For the most part, it appears as if the huge bed we placed at the end of the patios is becoming a butterfly garden. Next year, in addition to all the other plants in the bed, it should be blanketed in trailing Lantana. This it one of the five cultivars we have. It’s called ‘Lemon Drop’, we got it on our little vacation to Florida this year.
This next flower we purchased at a flea market in the southeastern part of the state. When I asked the little lady we bought it from what it was called, she said “A tall yellow daisy.” So, that’s all I know to call it. She wasn’t joking either, this thing gets over eight feet tall.
Last but not least, we have my grandmother’s rose. There is absolutely no telling how old this plant is, it was at her house for as many years as I can remember. When she became ill, I dug this up before her house was sold. This picture does not do it justice.