Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Late Night Gardening

Pictured (left): Dicentra spectabilis "Alba" -- the white version of the common pink bleeding heart. This one was burning in part-sun, so I moved it under a tree where it is doing well. It grows about 2.5 to 3 ft tall, which is shorter than the pink version.
Pictured (left): Blue-purple unnamed Hardy Geranium (Cranesbill) started from seed last year.

Pictured (left): Raised bed with pink Single Late "Menton" Tulips. Behind the tulips is Nepeta Faassenii (Ornamental Catmint) started from seed last year. So far it has not been invasive and it flowers late May to frost. Bees and butterflies love it, thus it is part of my "butterfly" garden which includes Monarda, Echinacea, and Liatris spicata.

I was out gardening until 9:45 pm last night. Sunrise was at 4:25 am today with sunset tonight is at 9:36 pm. Here at 55° 6' North we will bask in the 17.4 hrs of sunlight on the summer solstice (June 21). The sun and warmth has the plants growing at an incredible speed. Unfortunately, the weeds thrive along with the flowers.

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