This morning started off as pretty cool and everything covered in a heavy layer of dew. The Littlest Gardener wanted to go out and ride her tricycle (which she learned is hard to do in rain boots) and I took the time to do a bit of transplanting and finding homes for plants that got moved out of the backyard. I've been reorganizing a few beds and think they are going to look much better next spring and summer. I'm realizing that I have areas that all bloom at once and then nothing happens the rest of the spring or summer.
After we cleaned ourselves up I went out to take pictures of some of the things that were really standing out to me today. The sun made a nice appearance and really brightened things up.
Looking down the path everything looks so much fresher after all the rain we had the last two days.
One of my fall planters Carex 'Prairie Fire' and unnamed orange Pansies.
Months ago I planted Clematis 'Josephine' in my garden. It was clear she hated where she was and I thought it had actually died. I dug it up and put it in a planter on the deck where I could water and keep an eye on it. Soon after it was moved new leaves started appearing and not long after, buds. I couldn't wait to take a picture of the almost opened flowers. Of course I'll take more when it fully opens. I think I'll just let it grow in here.
Hardy Fuchsia 'Queen Esther' hasn't gotten any taller, but has been blooming since I planted it this spring.
Japanese Anemone 'Honorine Jobert' has such pretty white flowers, but still not as tall as it normally is.
It's hard to see just how pretty these two look together. Hydrangea 'Preziosa' is one I highly recommend for seasonal interest. The flowers and foliage are continually changing colors. Abelia 'Edward Goucher' has light pink new foliage and pink bell shaped flowers.
Campanula 'Summertime Blues' is a non stop bloomer which stays on the short side.
And finally, Rose 'Abraham Darby' in his new spot. I realized where it was I had to climb through so many plants to enjoy it that it needed to moved closer to the front. I know it gets tall, but most of the things behind it will bloom and be finished in spring. The rest of the summer we can easily lean in for a whiff of it's wonderful scent.
Later this week I'll try to share pictures of the places I've been rearranging. They aren't all that exciting now since not much is in bloom, but next year should be great. I'm already looking forward to it!