June 4, 2007
MIXING IT UP
In a recent post I complained that my garden was too blue. It was just the lull between late Spring and early Summer. In the past few weeks the above flowers appeared shortly thereafter -yellows, pinks, variegated, white and purple. How soon we forget what's underneath the earth until the flowers make their annual appearance.
My garden is a pleasing balance now and I'm very happy with it. I realize that I tend to buy plants that colonize and need to be divided or if they become too rampant, eradicated. Blackeyed Susan is a case in point. They are so lovely and bloom for so long, but they tend to spread.
Other evidence of my colonizing faves :
Siberian Bell Flower . I love it's beautiful pink bell flowers but it spreads rather quickly and I'm always thinning them out.
Daylilies. They're great, bloom a long time, but have to be watchful of them taking over.
Cranesbill geranium, a spring blooming favorite, but again, I have to monitor them as well.
My daughter gave me some goodneck loosestrife from her garden with the warning that it spreads. It was so pretty I just had to have it.