First garden-purchase at the dollar store. I need to find a taller stake for it though, because it gets covered in mud every time it rains!
Flowers in the hot August sun, probably wishing they could run across the street for a dip in the lake.
- Threadleaf coreopsis,
- the last of the LA hybrid lilies,
- Liatris spicata,
- Achillea millefolium (I think their lateness is a bit unusual),
- Echinacea purpurea,
- Clematis mandshurica (first year of blooms),
- Malva moschata,
- Gentiana dahuria,
- Gentiana septemfida (soon),
- Gaillardia grandifolia,
- some Scabiosa,
- Aconitum napellus is a bit late, but should be blooming soon.
- and a few annuals including sunflowers and asters.
Clematis mandshurica, started from seed three years ago. These are my first blooms. I grew them because of the promise of a lovely scent, and indeed the scent is better than I ever imagined. These are delicious! This clematis does not climb until it is well-established. Mine is growing at the base of a cedar shrub.
Gentiana dahurica, a slightly-sprawling hardy perennial plant with long slender leaves and clusters of bright blue flowers along its stems. It looks great in a mixed border.
A thriving annual, Marigold "Doubloon" that I planted over at my sister-in-law's place. Other than the fact that its color clashes with some of the other plants, it looks quite fabulous.
Butterfly (or moth?) on Achillea millefolium. This perennial, along with Echinacea and Liatris spicata, is a butterfly magnet.
I am always searching out some more late-blooming hardy perennials to add to my garden. Does anyone know of some good choices?