Took a few photos so you can see some progress in the garden. Oh my, things are weedy. Only having Saturday and Sunday to get out there when the construction crew isn't around just doesn't provide enough time to get things the way I like them - and on Sunday I closed the car door on my thumb (who knew you needed your thumb for so many vital tasks?). Fortunately, I'm on the mend, so should be able to go great guns this w/e when I've got the garden to myself again.
Count the perennials:
Aren't the greens amazing. The fern of the moment in the centre is Dryopteris erythrosora - Autumn Fern.
I'm liking this new perennial Leucanthemum 'Banana Cream' Not too big and such a pretty soft colour of yellow.
One of those pots where I said, "What the heck, put in all the Solenostemon." I fib, I said "Coleus"...
This Asian woodlander Kirengeshoma both palmata and koreana look like they're going to bloom together. Kk usually blooms two weeks ahead. Will keep you posted on the race to see which one unfurls first.
More Autumn Fern.
I've got a lot of test/trial hydrangea - this little pink one at the bottom (year 2) seems to be doing quite well. Will have to backtrack through my notes to see which one it is.
Got this great freebie from Garden Import - look at all the blossoms that are coming.
This is what I ordered - not nearly as big as the freebie. Colocasia Black Coral, Blue Hawaii, Hawaiian Punch and Maui Gold. The summer is young and there's lots of time for some serious growth.
Hosta, Athyrium & Heuchera.
The Hemerocallis are starting to do their thing. Little Wine Cup below and and very pretty selection from Loblaw.
I'm really impressed with this 'Invincibelle Spirit' Hydrangea from Proven Winners. Considering the abuse this year with all the equipment and dust and footsteps, it's doing wonderfully well.
You can never have too many photographs of Hosta.
The rain has been really hard on the phlox, but so far no mildew.
And one geranium to round out the bunch of photos - I think this is was from a T&M selection. Certainly grew a lot taller than I expected. I like it better this year - with the garden so full, it hasn't needed support and the pretty flowers weave through all the other foliage nicely.