Sunday, May 23, 2010


Am a little reluctant to add any new Annuals or Perennials since so far there is a no-show of some perennials...Homestead Purple Verbena, Gaura lindheimeri 'Karalee Petite Pink', Dianthus hybrid 'Rosish One'(never had these come back), Agastache 'Purple Pygmy'(from seed) and Agastache 'Rupestris'or Sunset Hyssop (from seed).
The Agastache may be my own fault since I didn't let them harden off long enough last year)plus these plants didn't get enough sun.

Think I've given everything enough time to pop up ?

Anyway been busy this week pruning all the floppy overgrowth of Yews, Hollies and Wax Privets. Also redoing our front bed due to storm damage.
There are a few new additions to the back garden like Honeysuckle and Coral Bells below. Also got one flat of Waxed Begonias.
Think it's time to rest !!!

Pink Lemonade Honeysuckle-Lonicera heckrotti 'Gold Flame'

Beauty of Color Coral Bells

Some current blooms.
Rhododendron-Chionoides White

Double Knock Out Rose'Rosa Radtko'

Rainbow Knock Out Rose 'Pink Radcor'

Siberian Irises

Geranium x 'Rozanne'

Winky Blue and White Columbine

Knock Out Rose Rosa 'Radrazz'


  1. Patsi I understand your reluctance to buy more perennials when you have had some bad luck . Still I kept trying with heucheras and finally have 2 looking very healthy. Love the roses they are gorgeous.

  2. Hi your blue blooms....siberian iris and columbine are lovely. I have planted more blues this year....

    Roses.....they are gorgeous, no garden is complete without roses.

  3. Love the pink lemonade honeysuckle, the colors are beautiful. I also like the pink knock out rose. I may have to get one of those.

    Pretty blooms!

  4. Plants that don't return? It's just the way of gardening sometimes... and isn't it disappointing? However, sometimes it's the location. Try another one. Gaura is definitely not hardy here (although I had one return twice because I really mulched it!!) :-)

  5. Hi Patsi, Your garden is shining bright and tall this spring. Such brilliant colors!

    P.S. Give it some more time on some of those missing plants. Gaura is stubborn and short lived even under the best conditions so that one may never show.

  6. Very unusual colour for a honeysuckle. Beautiful flowers.

  7. Absolutely love your rhododendron flower, Patsi. Wonderful markings. That columbine has really caught my eye too. Very nice :-D

    Likely losses are hard… leaving you in border limbo. I cut my mine last week removing some plants and leaving the most likely to get a second chance. I did a plant shuffle from other areas rather than buy any new plants. I scattered some annual seed around to refresh the area and am waiting now to see what happens :-D

    Although losses are disappointing, I love the chance to refresh areas at any excuse… my plants are always on the move. You have some wonderful colour in your garden at the moment. Would I suggest you move on? Tricky one…

  8. Oh what you do have is fabulous, Patsi, but not a single one of those plants you listed as no shows returns for me either. I would either consider them annuals, like the Agastaches which the bees and hummers adore, or try something more reliable. Your photos are marvelous! As always, we learn from past failures. :-)

  9. You have so many beautiful plants and pretty vignettes.

    A weird weather pattern you've had, so don't be too disheartened. Purple Pygmy isn't easy for me to keep going here and I planted seedlings last year. It, and Tutti-frutti, are two of the most difficult ones while other agastache are spectacular in my garden.

  10. Love the pink honeysuckle. My Rozanne is just starting to bloom It is so hot here this week, I wish I'd given Rozanne more shade.


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