Friday, August 10, 2012
Getting ready to dig in. This view is from the far left side of the center walkway.
First time I've planted Echinacea in white. I adore it.
Front view of garden left side.
Foxgloves. Not as glorious and tall as the blossoms when I first planted, but no complaints.
Echinacea, freshly planted.
This is Guara. Had never seen or heard of this plant. It is airy and explosive all at once, and I want to run away with it and get married. It is perfection. Have 3 more now after witnessing it's showy nature.
Deep gorgeous, and not green. The name escapes me now....they turn really red in the fall.... Bayberry maybe?
Drooping Blue Spruce affectionately called the Charlie Brown tree by the kids.
Crepes Myrtles are their typical out of control selves along the center walk. They drive Jeff crazy. Which I have to admit might make me love them more. I'm like that.
Front view of garden right side. Waiting for a fresh layer of compost/soil/mulch. We get ours here.
My mama gave me a few plantings of Shasta Daisy several years ago, and this fall it'll be time to divide and spread the love once again. They simply take over, and are about waist high.
Tickseed (errhhh Blanket flower!). Lovely at all stages before, during and after blooming.
(A kind commenter pointed this out to be Blanket Flower- the labels on the pots when I bought them read tickseed/blanket flower - So I've been confused ever since. I have seen some coreopsis (tickseed) to look like this, but not with such poofy centers. But I think she's right- they are two different things!)
Have not had the best luck w hydrangeas, but so far the newly chosen spot under a Sycamore tree seems to be doing the trick for four new varieties.
And some new colors of Encore Azalea.
This weekend, I'll be dropping Zinnia and Poppy seeds all over.
Can't wait. A full slideshow over here.
good weekend! xo, Anna