A garden diary capturing the joys of gardening in coastal Virginia.
Monday, June 24, 2013
Summer Solstice is always a little bittersweet because each day is now a little shorter. It was a warm and humid weekend and the garden seems to be thriving with ample rain. I've only used the well to water twice this spring which is the least I've ever used it. This is what is blooming this week. The calla lilies are simple clean perfection to me. And no japanese beetle damage this year.
This year Indian Summer rudbeckia wintered over so the plants are much larger than normal at this time of the year.
Gardenia's began blooming a week ago. These are in mostly shade but still bloom reasonably well.
More lilly blooms this week.
The rose of the week is Don Juan. This one of the best red climbers.