My July garden is coming alive with colour and I'm enjoying the fragrant sweet peas that I planted for the first time. These and other seeds were a gift from Renee's Garden in CA to garden writers.
'April in Paris'
The 'New Dawn' climbing rose is doing well despite the lack of rain this year.
I really like the delicate pink of cleome 'Blushing Bride' a trial annual from Proven Winners. I plan to let it self seed for next year.
Several varieties of echinacea are a staple in the butterfly garden.
'Pixie Meadowbrite' is a short, compact plant for the front of the garden.
Butterflies don't care if the stems are short or tall.
I'm not having much luck with hollyhocks between weevils and earwigs so sidalcea is the next best thing.
The delicious shasta 'Banana Cream' has finally flowered this year, well worth the money.
The pond is still home to a huge family of frogs with more tadpoles hatching every few days. They are 2 year olds that over-wintered in the pond.
There's still lots more to share, but that can wait until next week.