Monday, October 17, 2011

Carpathian bellflower and Mom

"Campanula carpatica is a species of the bellflower, so named as its origin is in the Carpathian Mountains of Europe. It often is called the Carpathian harebell, the Carpathian bellflower or the Tussock bellflower."

Reminds me of Mom. Her parents came from this region in the Ukraine about 1912.
Never met them...they lived in Jersey City N.J. for a few short years before they died.
So hope it's a keeper.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Not much happening

Finally moved some plants and did a little fall cleaning like pruning small trees/shrubs.
The weather has been perfect with temps around 68 degrees and mostly sunny, just the way I like it.
Not much happening in the garden since many plants are finished for the year, but it's not over yet.
Here are a few that are bringing color to the yard.

Montauk Daisies are always a winner this time of year.

Sedum and Red Dragon seem to go well together.

Impatiens are still surviving.

Hydrangeas and Rozanne are starting to weather.

Still eating tomatoes and basil.

Begonias are hardy and usually last till first frost.

Well that new shady bed got pretty crowded. Why do I always do that ?
The plants...
Lanterns or Aquilegia canadensid
Ajuga 'Burgundy Glow' and 'Catlin's Giant'
Helleborus 'Royal Heritage'
Sweet Woodruff
Jack-in-the-Pulpit Arisaema triphyllum.
Heartleaf Bergenia-Bergenia'Rotblum'
Also a variety of Heucheras/Coral Bells

Thinking I should thin out this bed.