It's Garden Bloggers Bloom Day! Here's what's growing and blooming in my new garden this month:
Flower box just outside the front door is blooming with Lobelia, Petunia and Bacopa.
This little beauty is just starting to bloom. Looks like a Pee Gee Hydrangea to me. Do you agree?
Finally my Impatiens have filled in. I love the mixture of pinks and oranges. It's called "Samba Mix." Hot and spicy!
I love this combination of purple Russian Sage and the yellow Black-eyed Susan.
Another Hydrangea starting to bloom. This one looks more like the Panicle Hydrangea (Hydrangea paniculata 'Tardiva' maybe?)
At the curbside garden, the Hostas along the sidewalk (to the right) are getting too much sun. The leaves are yellowing and it doesn't look healthy. I'm not a big fan of this type of Hosta and its flower stem is long and wispy. But the Hosta in the back (left foreground), I like. The leaves are green with yellow margins. The flower stalks are shorter and stay more erect. It just seems like a more lush and compact plant. I might think about swapping out some of the others for next year.
Another favorite combination of mine is the pink Echinacea next to the Black-eyed Susan. There are Sedums to the left and back of the Echinacea just waiting for their turn. You'll see them on next month's blog post!
As always, any thanks to Carol over at May Dreams Gardens for hosting the monthly Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day.