Vacation is coming to and end. Thanks to my bum knee, I didn't get much done in the gardens, but I had a nice, lazy week, so I won't complain too much. I did get out to photo some of the latest garden happenings.
The most exciting thing is this pretty foxglove.
I actually picked it up from the grocery store before vacation. It's not as showy as the purple one I had last year. But I'm hoping this one will survive the winter. I'd love to have Foxgloves year after year.
The replacement Black-Eyed Susans are showing off.
I didn't think I'd get flowers the first year (the plant isn't very big), but I'm happy to be wrong.
The Blanket Flower has made itself right at home and is bushing out all over the place.
Speaking of consistent...
Not to be outdone,
In fact, all the roses are blooming again
The new kid on the block, Crimson Glory, seem to be small, but mighty.
Even Navy Lady is getting in on the action.
Elsewhere, the garden continues to surprise. When I got the white delphinium, I figured it was done blooming for the year..
Same with the double blooming Campanula
And remember those dollar store bulbs I got? All have done really well, but no flowers. That wasn't surprising with the irises, anemones and sparaxis... they are spring flowers...
And it seemed like I'd never see flowers on the dollar store Dahlias.... but...
And one last surprise.... in the back corner by the big oriental lily...