An almost "photos only post" of what's blooming since I can't get my act together to actually "write."
Passion vine 'sanguinolenta:'
A delicate pink blossom, roughly 1 to 1 1/2" in diameter. Same characteristics as others in this family but a lot less "flash."
Above: Monarda 'Fireball' and below 'Marshall's Delight.'
A small section of one of the back borders:
Closer view of Stachys 'Hummelo:'
If you're looking to add a new perennial (and don't already have it,) I highly recommend Stachys 'Hummelo.' It's very well "behaved" ~ never aggressive or unruly ~ plus the foliage stays in a compact rosette which makes it attractive all season long.
Below: another hummingbird favorite ~ Phygelius 'Funfare Wine:'
First Dahlia to bloom in 2013:
more varieties soon to follow...
'Teasing Georgia' took the lead in the 2nd flush of rose blooms:
You might remember, hail wiped them out the end of June?
Notice the horizontal piece of wood mid photo? That's the top of my arbor. This is the first year 'Teasing Georgia' has cleared the top!
In closing, a question ~ can anyone confirm (or correctly identify) the photo below?? I think it's either a Ratibida peduncularis or Ratibida columnifera??
I saw it on a garden tour in June but never knew this plant bloomed PINK! Where have I been??
p.s. I guess it's impossible for me "not to write." Here I thought I had nothing to say and look what's happened....