Happy weekend, everyone! We've been busy the last week, soaking up the last few days of summer before school starts. The kids and I have logged our share of hours at the pool this week. ; )
Here is what is in bloom in the garden....
First up, my dwarf butterfly bush, Buddleia 'Lo and Behold.' I bought this the first year they came out with these and I have been really pleased with the size! It is the perfect size for my front garden. I'm hoping to plant one of the larger varieties in the back shrub border-to-be.
My tall phlox has been going strong now for about four weeks. Absolutely beautiful! My variety is called 'David's Lavender.' It has not had one bit of mildew--and we've had a pretty wet spring and a wet August so far. At our old house, I had the 'David' variety and it struggled with the mildew.
I planted three of these--one did not make it. I'm hoping to find one more of that variety to plant this fall. These phlox blooms come at a time when not too many other perennials are blooming!
My zinnias 'Orange Profusion' look great. This has been one plant that I can count on every year to perform well. I have not been super happy with how the orange has looked with some of its compadres....namely, the hypericums behind them (yellow blooms) and the black-eyed susans in front of them (dark gold blooms). A little too much orange/yellow for me. Perhaps next year I'll try the pink or white Profusions.....I'd also like to add in blue salvia behind the zinnias.
There are the susans. 'Goldsturm' is the kind I planted. They are huge!
This plant is no longer in bloom, but I had to share the pics. This is perennial hibiscus 'Lord Baltimore.' A showstopper when it is in bloom.
Mine is planted by the mailbox and it has gotten better each year! I love this flower since it ties in with the name of our street. :) I wonder how many of my neighbors pick up on it.
Have a great weekend!
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