I've also been moving lots of plants around. For some reason that urge always seems to strike when we are having our hottest weather of the summer, which means extra watering trying to save the freshly moved plants. I know it's not when you are supposed to move plants, but aside from the extra watering, the plants seem to do fine.
Rose of Sharon 'Minerva'. It seems to bloom right when the leaves decide to yellow and fall off every year. I love the flowers, but it's not my favorite looking plant otherwise.
Chelone or Turtlehead is looking really pretty right now. It would probably like more water than it gets.
Clematis 'Ville de Lyon' bloomed very late and has lots of tiny flowers this year.
Daylily 'Ruby d'Oro'
Hydrangea 'Nikko Blue'
The entry garden - Hydrangea 'Nikko Blue', Fuchsia 'Pat's Dream' and Rose 'Harlow Carr'. This rose has really prickly canes.
Echinacea 'Green Envy'
Sedum 'Autumn Joy', Red Valerian on the right and Crocosmia, that was sent to me by Darla a couple of years ago, on the left.
Kniphofia 'Border Ballet' is new to my garden this year.
Sunflowers are just starting to open.
The unknown pink rose ('Heritage'?) with Cupid's Dart behind it.
I planted what I thought was supposed to be a small sunflower (18" high on the packet) in the raised beds. The leaves on this are HUGE.
It was a bit overcast when I took pictures today. The small shrub by itself is a replacement Mexican Orange (Choysia) for the one that didn't survive the move when I divided the bed back in February.
I've started pulling annuals out of pots and thinking about what I'll plant in them for fall. It's sad getting rid of the summer bloomers, but it is fun starting fresh with at least a few containers. I've sown seeds for fall vegetables for the first time. So far I've got Chard 'Bright Lights', Carrots, radishes and beets. I plan to start some Kale and Pak Choy soon too.
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