I weeded and prepared a bed for some new perennials
I have tulips that come up here in the spring and some lilies that have just finished blooming. There are some lily of the valley that got in here but I worked at getting them out today. They have the sweetest little flowers but they are so invasive! There was a little hosta hiding in here from an old garden that used to be here.
I clustered all my plants into my cart- I love how they look!
I got them set- they look a little haphazard but next year they will look a lot fuller. I'm going to keep the store tags with them so next spring I can remember where they were set. We're going to put some landscape bark down to help with the weeds and it looks good!
I wanted a dramatic bunch of Russian Sage so I put three of them in and I put these Tuscan Sun Heliopsis close by because I think their a great mix together.
These Coneflowers are called Secret Affair from the Secret Series- they are fragrant too!
This is a Helenium plant (Sneezeweed) It's a really cute flower and will be hearty in our area. I look forward to it getting larger each year!
Looking up the slope of this bed are the Asiatic lilies and a Crocosmia- Lucifer plant (the tall sword life leafed plant. I guess they are related to Gladioas
I think they look very exotic like something I'd expect in Hawaii!
Turning to my side across the driveway the Limelight Hydrangea is starting to flower. It's coming on fast- always a pleasure to see it bloom.
On the front island near the hydrangea my Shasta daisies, Coneflowers and Coreopsis are blooming away
Does this say summer or what! These coneflowers are called Little Annie
I don't know the name of this cone flower off hand but I love the color. The stems are very dark and the flower really stands out.
The Black Eyed Susans are just starting to flower
The Butterfly Weed has been blooming for a good week or more.
These Meadowbrite coneflowers have been in for at least three years and they've really spread out nicely. They stay short and compact.
This is an Orange Marmalade Hosta. It starts out with somewhat of an yellow/orange cast and then fades to more of a white look. I think mine gets too much sun- it's color hasn't been as rich as it should be.
This island garden just blooms along without much effort. I dead head flowers and pull a few bits of grass that try to invade but that's about it.
Early evening at the end of a beautiful summer's day!