A garden diary capturing the joys of gardening in coastal Virginia.
Sunday, July 1, 2012
Hot and Humid--Summer is here
Wow--just a hot humid week. Nice rains this week too so the garden flowers and weeds are flourishing. A few plants blooming for the first time this week. The first is Liatris. I grow it in the garden and as a pot plant. This is the pot plant.
I've got the best blooming Crocosmia that I've ever had this year. It's almost 30" tall.
The Shasta Daisy's are very tall this year. I've had this plant for over 30 years at four different homes. Every time we moved I'd just dig up a division and put it in a bag in the trunk and plant it at the new garden a week or so later--pretty hardy plant.
Canna's are blooming too. Very little insect damage to the leaves this year.
I planted seeds of Cleome many years ago--they've self seeded every year.
Another plant that has been blooming for over 6 weeks now is Heuchera. I've never had much success with these in the garden but as a pot plant it has merit. This is Silver Scrolls.
This is what Sudden Daphne Death looks like. I thought it looked a little peaked for lack of a better term a month or so ago. It was about 10-12 years old and about three feet tall and in diameter.
How long will it take this recently planted daphne to reach that size? At least 5-6 years.
The rose of the week is Falstaff.
The buckets of cut flowers and an arrangement this week.