A garden diary capturing the joys of gardening in coastal Virginia.
Monday, July 23, 2012
A weed free garden
This past weekend was a break from the heat and humidity. A nice rain, milder temps, perfect weather to pull those summer weeds. I was tired and sore but my garden is weed free--for a week or two. I took these pictures of the last blooms on canna and day lily.
The blackeyed susans are in full bloom--this is another plant that self seeds throughout the garden.
I've been trying to grow cardinal flower for several years with not a lot of success. It may just require a few years to get established. I've seen large clumps in gardens over the years and they put on quite a show. Here is a red one--the blue pic was blurred.
A couple of flowers in there prime at the church cutting garden is Sonia Sunflower and Prairie Sun Rudbeckia.