Even with the heat and no rain the garden is still hanging in there, the plants as long as they are watered hold their blooms for a long time when the sun shines, I get the odd flopper but it quickly picks up with a little water. Everyday they’re is a new surprise and something lovely to look at. Here are some of the plants in my summer garden, enjoy!
This day lily is amazing! The blooms are bigger than my hand with my fingers spread out!
New additions are Echinacea ‘Ruby Star’ and Black-eyed Susan ‘Tiger Eye’
‘African Queen’ trumpet lily, the blooms had a sweet, fruit-like aroma and it was especially fragrant at night, a real show-off!
It wouldn’t be summer without mentioning the roses: ‘Love’ with it’s distinctive red and white petals, ‘Chicago Peace’, my oldest rose, ‘Blue Girl’ very fragrant and ‘Beverly’ such a lovely rose.
Sedums, Campanulas, Pansies, tomatoes and clematis oh my!
I love a good deal and I bought these lilies from Home Depot for $2.00 each because they were finishing, I got a few nice days from them and they will be back next year.
It is so much fun to sit and watch the hummingbirds as they zip and duck in the Bee Balm! In the one picture above the birdie is so fat I am surprised it can fly! The mauve Bee Balm is called ‘Violet Queen’, it’s a nice addition to the red ones.
This lily is ‘Miss Lucy’ and the tag says it grows to 36 inches so I must have bought Super Lucy as mine is over 5 feet tall!
This big oriental lily is called ‘Love Story’, it looks like ‘Star Gazer’ and this is what I step out to from my kitchen door, who would not ‘Love’ that! I hope you enjoyed My Summer Garden!