Wednesday, July 15, 2009

An evening on the grass.

Despite the fact that I had a pile of garden bargains on the back porch that need to be planted, I could not resist grabbing the camera and spending some time laying on the lawn, soaking up the bugs and blooms. I often feel overwhelmed by my garden, and it helps me to just stop what I am doing, putting down the pruning shears, and observing.

I don't know why you don't see more of 'Sweet Dreams' Coreopsis. It's definately a favorite in my garden.

A dragonfly swooped down and landed on my bandana. I flung my arms around, and shooed him away, only to follow him and find he was eating a bee like bug. I think he must have picked it off of my head. How nice of him!

Petunia goodness.

Stoke's asters are all at peak right now.

Stock, direct sown this spring, is blooming and scenting up the place. I love how romantic the blooms are.

Lavender wonderfulness. I grew this one from seed about 5 years ago.

Finally, my long awaited and sight after Eden rose is blooming in my garden!

Golden Celebration.

The back of Rosella dahlia.

Bee on Borage blooms.

Big Bumble Bee on Liatris.

Geranium 'Blue Sunrise'

A small bee on 'Rooguchi' clematis.

A new addition to the garden this year, geranium 'Hocus Pocus,' is beaming under some roses. Highly reccomend this one... I have it two spots, and it's thriving wonderfully.

Rose Kordes Perfecta leans down to rest on some 'green ice' lettuce after some heavy rain last night.

Hope you enjoyed my garden this evening!

Happy Gardening!


CiNdEe said...

Beautiful. I love that coreopsis too. I have not seen it here for sale or I would snap it up(-: Right now its to hot to go outside so I am hibernating in the house most afternoons. I wish it would cool down. I try to get out at 6am and get things done then come in before the heat hits full force!

Jamie said...

We are having a crazy July. Temps are 5.5 degrees cooler than average, with our ten day forecast not going above 82F! Today high is in the 60's!! It's wild!

Anonymous said...

The word in the landscaping industry is that these pink varieties of Coreopsis are marginally hardy in WI. I'd love to try them as well, but I haven't been able to find them in the Milwaukee area.

Jamie said...

Yes, I have heard the same thing about Sweet Dreams Coreopsis hardiness. The same year I planted this variety I also tried a ruby red variety--the ruby red died in the winter cold, but this Sweet Dreams has thrived for some time now. I divided this spring, and each of the divisions are thriving--I'm excited to see how the divisions overwinter. This last winter our lows went lower than they have since 1994, so I imagine Sweet Dreams will be around for awhile.
I found mine at a roadside nursery in Green County. I have not seen them at any other store in our area.