Welcome to my weekly display of the rock garden, part of Cathy’s “The Tuesday View” meme. Summer begins tomorrow, and my garden will greet it with some bright, summery color.
The Dianthus are still going strong, while the Allium moly is drooping a bit after some heavy storms yesterday and a stiff breeze today. Still, I love the combination of the bright pink and yellow:The Salvia, which seemed sickly earlier in the season, is perking up a bit. I think it’s happy to be free of quite so many weeds! Bees find it very attractive!
Rosa ‘Alba Meidiland’ has opened her first flowers:
Penstemon ‘Husker Red’ has reached full bloom.. In advance of the storms yesterday, I staked some of the taller stalks. Its more diminutive partner, ‘Riding Hood Marble Cream’ is beginning to drop its flowers.
‘Husker Red’s’ flowers are turning a barely discernible, very pale shade of lavender as they age. I did take a very close look, with my glasses on, inside some of the flowers, and, as I mentioned last week, they do indeed have five stamen! They’re another favorite among the bees!
The magenta Dianthus command attention at this end of the garden!
The Foxglove (‘Candy Mountain’) have dropped many of their lower flowers, but a few buds remain atop the spires, so I anticipate a few more days of good color. Last week I wondered what variety the second, multi-stalked Foxglove is; this week I think it is also ‘Candy Mountain’.
Here is the first, which I know to be ‘Candy Mountain’:
Here is the second. I had found a tag that said ‘Apricot Beauty’, but this certainly is not that! What do you think? Also ‘Candy Mountain’? Does it even really matter?
Thanks for stopping by today. The wild Ox-eye Daisies are waiting in the wings to celebrate the first week of summer, along with the Rose Campion and some creeping sedum blooms. They, and I, hope you’ll come back for next Tuesday’s View!