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Heuchera, flowering shrubs, perennials, ground covers, conifers, and trees.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Garden Hostas Butterfly Weed Astilbe

The stifling heat has continued but we are to cool off some this week. What a welcome relief.

The Butterfly Weed is in full bloom and the Daisys to the left are ready to burst into bloom.

 Hosta Inniswood is blooming.

Hosta Frances Williams blooming.

Atilbe blooming away.

Hydrangea Forever and Ever. Bloom starting. I've never been happy with the two of these I have. They die back in winter here and start over at the root in Spring. Believe these are going to be dug up this fall and let my brother put them out on his farm. The few flowers they get are pretty but there is so many good things out there for me to waste room on something with so little return.

22 comments:

Raffaella said...

Beautiful! Have a nice week!

Diane said...

Looking great! I just love hostas, mine are still far from blooming. Nice idea to give the hydrangea to your brother who has more room. We do have to maximize the space we have, that's for sure! Enjoy your Sunday!

Patsy said...

Your butterfly weed is ahead of mine. I am still looking for it to come up.
Your flowers are looking good.
Patsy

Patsy said...

For the longest I have not been able to comment on your blog until today. So it looks like I am back.
Patsy

Mama on a Green Mission said...

Gorgeous! Love this time of year and all the plants! :) New follower from the hop! I'd love for you to stop by and follow back! I also wanted to invite you to our Super Stalker Sunday bloghop going on today and every Sunday! Hope to see you there!

Have a great day!

April @ Mama on a Green Mission
http://greenmissionmama.blogspot.com/2011/06/welcome-to-superstalkersunday-bloghop.html

StoBlogger said...

Your hostas are coming along nicely. I have the same issues with hydrangea but I love the flowers so much I plan to keep trying until I figure out how to grow them here.

Lona said...

I love astilbe and yours is so pretty. It takes a few years for hydrangeas to grow enough so that they do not die back to the roots and start over.You might want to give them a couple more years just to be sure. Ohio winters are so strange. LOL! Well then again this has been a strange year altogether.

LINDY LEGENDS AND OTHER SUCH NONSENSE said...

What beautiful flowers you have! My favorite is the Hosta Frances William-so dainty and regal.
Hope you have a great day, lindy! :)

Shadonna said...

Great blog! Following you back! :-)

HolleyGarden said...

Everything's looking good, despite the heat. I have a couple of hydrangeas I threaten every year to remove. Perhaps one day I'll actually get the backbone to do it! As you say, there are lots of better plants I could put there.

Midnight Mommy said...

I am your newest follower, thanks for stopping by www.midnightmommy.com and taking a look around.

Kelly said...

Your garden is enviable!!! Just gorgeous. Thanks so much for following me....sorry I am just now following you back. I was out of town all weekend!

Thanks again!
Kelly

http://crazywego.blogspot.com

One said...

I haven't heard of Butterfly weed. They look beautiful! I like your Hosta too. I guess these are not plants for the tropics.

Denise said...

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Brenda said...

I love your garden, found you on the hop and happy to follow you. Hope you will swing by and check out my blog at kittycrochettwo.blogspot.com when you get a chance. Happy gardening!

moncheri said...

Visiting you via Alexa Hop. Thanks for following me. Following you back.

Melissa said...

Thanks for stopping by Mel Dreams Often. I am following you back, now!

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Camille said...

Thanks for the follow- I am returning the favor! Your garden is beautiful!!! You make me want to go out and plant a huge garden (mine is very, very small!). :) Can't wait to see what else you do! :)
Camille @
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Nancy StylenDecorDeals said...

Lovely flowers.
I believe I have the Coreopsis Moonbeam. The deer like to snack on them, but they still keep coming back. Hardy flower!

Great blog! I'm a new follower from the Over 40 Hop. Better late than never!
Hope you can hop by and visit my blog too:
http://stylendecordeals.blogspot.com/
Have a great rest of the week!
nancy

Stacy said...

What a lovely blog! You're photos are amazing. It brings me such peace to walk walk through the garden with new friends like you! I can't wait to read through some of your previous posts. Happy gardening!

Fishtail Cottage said...

Many pretty blooms - can't wait to see you coneflowers bloom! love those! Thanks for linking up to Cottage Flora Thursday's! oxxo, tracie