Spent the afternoon getting all my new plants in their places.
Chocolate Joe Pye Weed
Found a hibiscus "Turn of the Century" under the rain beaten rudbeckias I pulled out.
Wine and Roses Weigela.
New Zealand Flax.
Korean Lilac and Tea Olive. The other two tea olives were planted around the edge of the yard.
The fourth tea olive found a new home at the corner of the dining room.
Three yarrows, a Russian sage, and some petunias from my own planters. This is where my rusty datura was. The new ones were developing the same affliction, so I took them out. Give it a couple days, it will look better.
Bamboo in a planter, until the fall.
And finally, Jackie's spirea in a pot. I may leave it here a week, maybe til fall. It needs some time to regenerate its roots.
Other things in the yard of interest...
Gardenia cutting under the dining room window, planted three weeks ago. Leafing out nicely.
Flopping red coreopsis and wintersown petunias.
Pinks maiden, dianthus.
Bee Balm "Lemon Mint"
Future poppy seeds.
The whole perennial bed. Finally coming back from severe wilting under 89 degree temperatures.
Mowed the yard, planted some plants, potted some freebies, and spending the evening watching the stars. It's a good life.