Everchanging garden

I think I mentioned before that I only use annuals in planters and hanging baskets because they require too much attention. Those pansies you see in the background just vacated the planter that is in the foreground, full of million bells and bacopa now. I just couldn’t just throw the pansies away, that is a shady spot maybe they will survive.

I have another rule as well that applies to the perennials and shrubs “if you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen”. Meaning, once I’ve planted them in the ground, given them a good start in life, babied them for about two weeks, then they’re on their own!

The landscape changes every week, what was in bloom last week is now fading and what is in bloom this week will be gone in two weeks, but there will be something else after that.

Here’s this weeks landscape.

One can never have enough Irises!

I’m a big fan of white – white flowers, white bulbs, shrubs with white flowers. This white weigelia, unlike other weigelias will continue to bloom if you dead-head the spent blooms. And yes, I will take the time to dead-head everything.

The only  other new bloomers this week are the coral bells, some dogwood shrubs and that purple thing that someone gave me and I don’t know what it is. I’m actually not a fan of it either, every year I promise myself I am going to chuck it on the compost heap, but I don’t.

See you next week.


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