Late June Garden 2008

Foundation Garden

Cottage Garden

Cleome (spider flower) "Sparkler Rose", This cultivar is shorter than the species, making it better suited for a smaller garden. This is an annual.

Achillea filipendulina (yarrow) "Coronation Gold", Cosmos bipinnatus "Sonata Carmine", Agastache (hummingbird mint) "Pink Panther", Gaillardia x grandiflora (blanket flower) "Burgundy". The Gaillardia was the very last thing I planted this year, on June 25. June 30.

Lychnis coronaria (rose campion) and Heliotrope "Fragrant Delight". Lychnis is a biennial, so next year all I'll get is some basil leaves. The mother plant tends to not come back, so always let some seeding occur. June 30.

June 30.

Cosmos "Sonata Carmine" and Centranthus ruber (Jupiter's beard). June 30.

Butterfly Garden

Stokesia laevis (Stoke's aster) "Bluestone", Scabiosa columbaria (pincushion flower) "Pink Mist", Sedum (stonecrop) "Purple Emperor". The sedum won't bloom until late July but the leaves are so showy that it hardly matters. The scabiosa is the fourth year in a row I've replanted. This year I dug out the clay and planted in a half clay/half sand mix so we'll see if that does the trick and they come back next year. June 30

Close up of Stokesia. June 30.

Verbasum phoeniceum "Violette". This is the first year this has flowered for me, since I planted it late last season. It's nice but I'll need a lot of them to make an impact. It's a very airy plant. June 30.

Buddleia davidii (butterfly bush, not blooming yet) "Summer Beauty", Snapdragon "Rocket Pink",
Verbasum phoeniceum "Violette", Achillea "Summerwine" (galaxy hybrid), Asclepias tuberosa (butterfly weed) "Hello Yellow". June 30.

Achillea "Summerwine". Plant started blooming on June 28. June 30.

Asclepias tuberosa "Hello Yellow" and Coreopsis verticillata "Zagreb". Both started flowering June 26. The Asclepias ranges from a bright yellow to a yellow-orange, which isn't really what I was hoping for. June 30.

Penstemon (Beard Tongue) "Dark Towers". Newly planted this year. Gets spikes of tubular shaped pink flowers. Penstemon are in the same family as snapdragons and foxglove. June 30.

Echinops ritro (Globe Thistle) "Platinum Blue". This is in bud but it will be a few weeks yet before it really flowers. Bees adore the blossoms. June 30.