Just some random garden notes and pictures today...
The 'Flemish Antique' poppies are so beautiful and I've taken so many pictures, that I probably should have done a post just about them. But since I seem to be lacking for words today, I'll just let them speak for themselves!
Spanish Mallow (Malope trifida) is in full bloom.
I can hardly wait to see this lily in bloom! I don't remember what it is called, but I'm thinking it must be an "Orienpet" although I sure don't recall having ordered any!
Old-fashioned Vining Petunias...the pale purples are my favorites.
And I love it when they get tangled up in the Catnip!
The "black" Hollyhock is really a deep wine red!
Lots of Dill...
'Fairy Bouquet' Toadflax...
It takes talent to grow Day Lilies unsuccessfully, and mind you, I have that talent! I had just about given up on this 'Strawberry Candy' Day Lily after 5 years with no flowers, but it finally has a few blooms! They look more orange to me, though!
Fennel Flower (Nigella sativa)...I wish I had planted a lot more of these!
Love-lies-bleeding grew very tall this year! I had 10 plants, but only a few survived the groundhog.
I don't think I ever shared the before-and-after-the-groundhog pictures from last year! Here was one of my plants at the end of August...
And then one morning this was all that was left!
Last but not least...the fragrant Nicotiana, 'Aztec Sweet'. Last year I had too much, but now I wish I had more!
"Where at dusk the dumb white nicotine awakes and utters her fragrance in a garden sleeping."
And now I must get back to work! Have a lovely day! :)
I am a passionate gardener and seed-saver, who also enjoys playing the violin and accordion, running, spending time with my 4 golden retrievers, keeping chickens, photography, and reading.