Another assortment of garden photos today. No theme, just the latest captures taken off my camera, starting with the ever-evolving front garden. The peonies, iris & early spring bloomers are pretty much over. Emerurus has taken center stage. During its bloom season, nothing can upstage it. Single handedly it scoops every award from most inquiries, most coveted, most solicited, most admired, etc., etc..
There are five towering bloom stalks this year, the most I've had from what started as one tuberous rootstock. In the photo above, three stalks have soared over the other two but I believe you can just make out the tips of the shorter ones??
Here's another angle:
Joining them are three 'Cleopatra' Emerurus blooms (at the opposite end of the same bed) ~ that's eight total which is the best showing ever for my garden!
Making a strong case for the existence of garden fairies, is the perplexing way one of the 'Cleopatra' rootstocks has moved itself to the middle of the bed. It's now separated by at least four feet from the location of the other two where they were all originally planted. This gardener did not dare take a shovel & attempt such a move! I like the new position tho and maybe it does too? We'll be able to tell soon by how well it performs there.
Someone else has been feeling slighted by a lack of blog appearances lately:
You are under no obligation to compliment his good looks but if you do feel so inclined, he would much appreciate the attention! ;-) Happy now Butterball???
Back to the garden, my newly acquired iron rooster post-topper framed in the foreground by the pink shrub roses:
Finding it is the perfect excuse to add another climber so now I'm on the lookout for something cool to twine up the base.... Shouldn't be difficult, right?
Not far from the rooster, is another new addition (purchased after the garden tour I recently posted about) ~ Hollyhock 'Spring Celebrities Purple:'
I fell for the fringy blossoms ~ I'd never seen them before?? However, I most likely would not have purchased it if I'd known this variety was considered an annual. I discovered that fact after arriving home and doing a little research. Darn it. Maybe it will seed around???
There's been very little gardening done the last three days, the wind has been blowing furiously and I just haven't felt like dealing with it. It's also been cool (in the 60's and rainy). Sweatshirts & hoodies have been donned ~ it feels like anything but the first day of summer. Warmer temperatures and sun are in the forecast tho and that will surely make me happy and get me back into the garden again. :-)