A Garden Stroll
Favorite Color Combinations
Gardening has been a challenge this summer for many of us. With the extreme
heat, heavy rains or no rain at all, we face weeds, insects and disease. The La Marne
rose is beginning another flush of flowers – they bloom nicely throughout the spring,
summer, and fall.
Sadly, some of my plants have succumbed to one or more of the above. Happily,
there are some that are thriving. I am very happy to see the Coneflowers, Blackeye
Susans and the Daisies.
The Morning Glory is doing nicely, the bees are still enjoying its pollen.
Earlier in the spring I planted annuals in the planters at the front of the house –
I chose leaf and flower colors that I thought would complement the house colors.
I was hoping we’d have our awnings painted -a burgundy-red – by now, but other
things have taken priority.
The plants I put in the planters were: Rambling Burgundy Chrome Petunia; Iresine ‘Purple Lady’; and Sidekick Sweet Potato. There are hibiscus already there – they grew back from the root and have yet to bloom. When they do, they should be red. My husband is very pleased with this plant color combination.
This sweet little rose is still blooming – I am so very happy to see its full, fragrant and
very tiny blossoms. It is a very delicate rose and one whose identity is a mystery to me.
I planted these pink petunias in a pot I spray painted blue, along with the table that is
next to the old rocker. The rocker’s seat has been long gone, so I decided to plant the
flowers in the seat. I love whimsical touches.
The statue’s painted, white exterior is holding up very nicely.
I used a water-repelling masonry paint last summer.
Some of my new favorites are the colochia or million bells flowers – in a lovely array
of colors they’re like little prolific petunias cascading over the pots. I hope your garden
is faring well this summer, I am beginning to wish for the cooler days of the fall weather.
There’s so much to enjoy with each season.
I will be sharing this post with these Delightsome blog parties:
Cottage Flora Thursday @ Fishtail Cottage
Bloom Day @ May Dreams Gardens
Feathered Nest Friday @ French Country Cottage
Inspiration Friday @ The Picket Fence
Show and Tell Friday @ My Romantic Home
Vintage Inspiration Friday @ Common Ground