Second week of June and my garden seems to be in an “in-between” stage. Some flowers are on the way out and others will arrive next week.
The irises are still going strong. I like to dead-head the spent blooms for two reasons, one – tidiness and two – the plant spends all it’s energy in the blooms still going strong and not into seed production
The weigelias are at different stages. The white one is in full bloom but the pink one is fading fast.
I have made quite a few new shrubs off the pink and I’m always thrilled when my efforts payoff.
The purple heuchera blossoms have made an appearance, I’m not a big fan of them, but the foliage of this one is great. I also have some regular old-fashioned coral bells and they make a much prettier flower display, also great for using in floral displays, a filler just like babies breath.
Last year I actually bought a new shrub, an ornamental black elderberry with pink blossoms. It was well worth it, it is making a stunning display. Unfortunately I haven’t been successful in propagating this beauty..
When I first planted this garden about seven years ago, I had a planting rule. Only white and purple flowers were allowed. I know, crazy right? I have strayed a little bit from that plan and allowed pink in. Here’s what’s going on in the purple department right now, and don’t forget all those irises.
Last, but not least is something that I have been extremely successful at propagating, and that is my Annabelle hydrangea. It won’t be blooming for another few weeks, but I was excited to see all the buds, because last year they didn’t do well at all. I have about ten of these bushes throughout the garden and they are huge.
That’s all for now folks, next time I think I will share how I display artifacts in my garden.