Color Continues Unabated

I’m finding that I’m transitioning to using my smart phone camera almost exclusively for photography in the gardens. After about 15 years of carrying around my Canon PowerShot camera (small, “point and shoot” style…), the convenience of having the phone ready to go has been nice. I wont totally abandon the old-fashioned camera approach but the resolution of modern phone cameras is equal or superior to what I was using previously. Regardless, there is no shortage of color out in the gardens as evidenced in these recent photos. Our volunteers continue to be exceptional in every way. We are over 70% done with planting and have even had some extra planting “episodes” (including last Wednesday and this past Saturday) to continue the great progress in filling the gardens with fun plants. I think our 30th Anniversary “look” out in the gardens will be exceptional although we are quickly trying to address some significant weed issues as the heat finally settles in after a cool spring and slow progression to summer temperatures.

‘Prairie Gypsy’ bee balm (Monarda hybrida) – perennial (above)
‘Sunny Delight’ Hakone grass (Hakonechola macra) – perennial grass (above)
welcoming pergola section above
‘Blue Beauty’ Siberian catmint (Nepeta sibirica) – perennial (above)
‘Hair’ ornamental onion (Allium vineale) – perennial bulb (spreads!)
Gentle Hermione® David Austin rose (Rosa ‘Ausrumba’) – woody plant (above) – fragrant!
CHINA SNOW™ Peking lilac (Syringa pekinensis ‘Morton’) – woody plant (above)
New Guinea impatiens SunPatiens® Compact Deep Rose (Impatiens x hybrida ‘SAKIMP017’) – annual (above)
‘Dark Towers’ beardtongue (Penstemon hybrida) – perennial (above)
ATLANTIS™ stonecrop (Sedum takesimense ‘Nonsitnal’) – perennial (above)
Pink Drift® rose (Rosa ‘Meijocos’) – woody plant (above)
variegated cattails (Typha latifolia ‘Variegata’) – perennial (above)
‘Pure Silver’ speedwell (Veronica spicata subsp. incana) – perennial (above)