The party in my garden continues to ramp up this week, even providing some fireworks to celebrate America’s 241st year of independence!
At the north end, the creeping sedum continue to bloom. along with some Salvia, Rose Campion, and the wild Ox-eye Daisies. As the corner clump of Dianthus fade, the first of the Moonbeam Coreopsis are opening. And look! I finally got around to mulching this area! Hooray for me! Hooray for no more bags of mulch sitting in the driveway giving me reproachful looks every time I come and go!
One of my mystery roses (here when we moved in 14 years ago) is blooming. It’s nearly a full time job keeping the ferns here from smothering the poor thing, and I do wish those daffodil fronds would die down soon so I can get them out of there!
Moving along, ‘Alba Meidiland’ has some shabby looking blooms now, and could use a trim! She is SOOO thorny, though, and I just was NOT in the mood yesterday morning! Just beyond her, the other threadleaf Coreopsis are coming on strong!
Penstemon ‘Husker Red’ is done for the year. The broadleaf Coreopsis in front of it has a few blooms, with more buds coming along. Some years the woodchucks favor this plant, and I see few flowers, but this year it’s just been nibbled a little bit.
The Foxglove at the north end have finished completely, but the Rose Campion still lends a bright spot.
You can see one Canna (‘Australia’) has made some real progress. There are two others that have just started growing:
Also, I planted some new marigolds and Cleome to replace the ones that were slug-damaged, so hopefully we’ll have some color from those soon!
Thanks to Cathy for maintaining this weekly look at one specific garden or area of a garden each week! Check out the progress in her garden and find links to other bloggers’ contributions over at Words and Herbs!