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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Pinus S Glauca Nana Ninebark Mums Daylily

I had hoped the extremely hot weather was behind us a few weeks ago with a slight cool down that came in. I mean it seemed only fair since we'd been putting up with 90's since May, but no. Not quite a week reprieve and it's back. Supposedly today is the last with a 94 and we're to be in the mid 80's tomorrow. The rain as usual missed us and stayed either North or South of me.

My Pinus Sylvestris Glauca Nana on standard. Mums on either side of it with Hosta Golden Tiara front center and minis on either side, with Hosta Pandora's Box on left and Hosta Cracker Crumbs on the right. These mini Hosta have really been interesting. You'd think with them being so small that they would have burned to pieces in the first week of over 90, but these little guys are really tough.

The Daylily Austintatious is reblooming for me. It barely quit when it decided to send up new scapes and started blooming again. It's paired up with the Girl holding a Yorkie statue. This Daylily has been nice to have in the ground this year. You don't know how much you appreciate something until you have a summer like this one. I will always keep this one now. It's come through the heat and decided that was not going to stop it from putting out the blooms.

The big and beautiful burgundy Mum. I personally love the color of this bright burgundy. It doesn't bloom as early as my Pink which is a really early bloomer, but it's well worth the wait and will continue blooming like this. You can just see one of the blooms of Salvia Sensation Rose showing in front of this in the center. Blooming again as it pretty much does through the season here with deadheading.

Two Ninebark Diablo with Coreopsis Moonbeam in between. I'm leaving room with all my flowering shrubs to spread and grow taller and wider over the next few years. For any of you that follow my blog, you know by now that Physocarpus Diablo is one of my favorite shrubs. I Have them on both sides of my yard. I have found they are a great shrub to have, the flowers are gorgeous and the foliage stays burgundy. A big winner. Of course the Coreopsis will hold it's blooms until a hard frost.

Have been involved with a small remodeling project in my bathroom with new shower faucet which meant the small remodeling afterwards. Still a few things I need to decide on for the window framing but will do that myself once I make a decision. Plus had some some odds and ends done around the property including some roofing and roof vents for the dryer venting, but I am set up for winter now after they caulked and things to make sure everything on the roof looked good to withstand another season. Always nice to get all this done and out of the way.


GirlSprout said...

Your mums looks great. I had to have my dryer venting replaced, too. There always seems to be lots to do around the house.

dorothy said...

Your yard is looking good and your plants look healthy is spite of the heat! I didn't know about Physocarpus diablo, but I do like that burgundy foliage.

Orchid de dangau said...

Your yards looks so beautiful! Wish be there to feel the true nature. For me the burgundy is the best!

Diane said...

Cher, what would be your 'normal' temperatures for this time of year? It seems like it's been very hot pretty much all summer for you. Things in your garden are looking great. I love those mums. Do they come back every year? If so, do you have to pinch them back all summer to make them bloom now?

I saw a website where they were selling seeds for 'tiny' hostas. I was thinking of trying them.

Good luck with your bathroom renos. It will be so worth it when you are done!


Lavender Cottage said...

Hi Cher
We like many of the same plants. My Diablo ninebark is one a fellow Master Gardener started from seed. We cut it back severely in the spring and it pops right back up in no time.
I'd really like to see your mini hostas close up, they're always a cute addition to a garden.
Hope things cool off for you soon and that your bathroom reno goes smoothly.

Olga said...

Your mums are so beautiful. I never have luck with them; snail and slugs love to feast on them.
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Vild-rosen said...

Your mums look great, but I can´t come up to what the swedish name of that flower is.
The Diablos are wonderful, have one myself. I like the darkred colour on it.
Your garden seem very beautiful.

HolleyGarden said...

Love your daylily, and your mum is sooo big and beautiful! But I am very impressed with your coreopsis! So pretty between the two ninebarks, and blooming its head off! My coreopsis died in the heat, I think. Enjoy your new bathroom renovation!

Zoey said...

The mums look wonderful. I have no luck with them.

How great that you are already getting prepared for winter!

What fun to be doing a bathroom reno. I hope you show us some pictures!

StoBlogger said...

The Diablo, Coreopsis, and Mums are beautiful. I hope autumn is on its way in your neck of the woods.

Sissy said...

Austintacious is great! It looks just like a blackberry lily! The Diablo is a great plant, I agree with you! It's like a rock star, just showing off in the garden for me.
I am always on the look out for garden deco with Yorkies!

Anonymous said...

Think my ninebarks will be that size next year. They look real good now. Yours look real nice. Like the mums and coreopsis.
Craig Ohio Outdoors
Ablaze Home Improvement

Happy Homemaker UK said...

Such a happy garden! I love coreopsis - always such a happy plant. Is Yorkshire always warm & dry in the summer? Maybe we'll move there:)

Carolina said...

Hi Cher, your garden is very beautiful, everything is beautifully bloomed!
I love Daylily Austintatious.

Christine @ Stonehouse Living said...

Hi Cher,

Your garden still looks beautiful, even with the return of the heat. We have felt that here as well. I was enjoying that bit of a cool spell we had.
We are preparing for winter here too! Packing things up and cleaning the patio furniture before going into the storage for the winter!
Thank you for your gracious comments today!
Have a great weekend!
All the Best,

mmbear said...

Already follow your blog but wanted to come back and see all the beautiful flowers and your absolutely gorgeous wallpaper! It cheered me up as I was having a bad week so thanks for sharing the pretty flowers!


Cherie K. Miller said...

Dropping by today on the blog hop. Your summer garden looks wonderful!

Kelly L said...

Your yard is so colorful! We are having a hot and sticky day here in So. Cal - sticky is not that common... Would love a little rain..
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darbycreekyorks said...

I've never heard of a mini hosta before. Yep, my regular ones are burnt to a crisp. We kept missing the rain also. It actually flooded in Marysville and we didn't get a drop a mile away! I was ticked!

Your garden is gorgeous Cher!

Janelle said...

Lovley garden! I need to learn to do a garden! Its next on my to-do list!

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mississippi artist said...

It has been around 100 each day here and no rain much. My mums haven't started blooming yet, having to keep them watered.Yours look great though.

Karin M. said...

Dein Hof und deine Pflanzen sehen sehr schön ist bestimmt schwierig bei hohen Temperaturen und viel Trockenheit alles so grün und bunt zu erhalten....
LG: Karin

Autumn Belle said...

I love bushes that bloom like these. My best of luck wishes to you on your current home remodelling project.

Malay-Kadazan girl said...

Beautiful shots! I like the second photo the best. Very artistic.

Neuer Gartentraum said...

Die Gartenbilder sind alle sehr schön. Besonders gut gefällt mir der Physocarpus Diabolo. Bei uns heißt er "rote Blasenspiere". In den Gärten sieht man ihn nur selten.

Grandma Bonnie said...

I just love the daylilys They are so beautiful. y daughter in law planted some for me a few years ago and they are always my best growing flowers.
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Melynda said...

Cher, your garden looks lovely, even with the heat wave! I appreciate the names you include with your posts, often I like what I see, but never know the name, thanks!

Lorie said...

Oh my!!! what a beautiful garden! It added a bit of sunshine and beauty to my morning coffee time. Thank you. :)

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Allison at Novice Life said...

Beautiful Mums!

Sam @ My Carolina Kitchen said...

Wow. Your garden still has such pretty colors. I'm visiting from Garden Tuesday. Hope you have a great day and good luck with your bathroom remodeling. I love little remodeling projects. Keeps me occupied and happy.

Pam said...

Thanks for linking up!! Your garden is gorgeous!

One said...

Although the rain keeping missing your area, you seems to have an abundance of beautiful flowers. Must be a lot of hard work without the help of rain.

Surely with Irene passing by some areas, you should receive some rain, right?

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Rebecca said...

I envy your familiarity with the names of your plants! You're amazing.

I have a couple of mums that are going to be fine....several others appear to have been lost for the season. (They are "hardy" though and should be back next year.)

I need some Coreopsis. Actually, I thought I had some but fear I may have treated them as weeds earlier this spring! I need to label my plants better. It might help me with remembering their names, too :)

My husband just informed me it's raining here! I asked him to get the wheelbarrow out for me this morning so I could load it with dried stalks of "naked ladies", etc. Guess I'll have to wait.

The New Me said...

You have absolutely beautiful flowers!! I live in Ohio too and wish my flowers looked half as beautiful as yours. I'm a new follower from the "Get Wired Wednesday" blog hop. I'd love for you to visit my blog too -!

Greggo said...

Your talking way to much about winter..Like the ninebark and mums.

Liz @ Sit With Me In My Garden said...

I love my Ninebark too! I have a couple out front of my house. They grow nicely and are reliable! I didn't know that coreopsis could bloom so late. They are a nice plant! I planted some lilies that look a lot like your Tiny Orange Sensation this year. I'll have to double check the tag, I like their exotic look!