Monday, June 1, 2009

Honey, we're home.

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.

Miscanthus Cosmopolitan.

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"

Pineapple sage.

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.


Jill-O said...

that's a lotta plants. How do you find room for everything? I have such a small yard that I have to pick and choose my plants carefully.

Anonymous said...

Tom - good luck with your gardenia! When do they bloom in your area? I have one, about 20 years old - it always blooms for Mother's Day so it's my sentimental favorite. I enjoy looking at your pictures - your perennial garden looks wonderful!
- Daisy in Arizona

Tom - 7th Street Cottage said...

Jill, I plant things way closer together than they advise. Some things suffer, and I'm ruthless about pulling seed grown plants. I can grow more next year thanks to wintersowing and the generosity of GardenWeb traders.

Daisy, they bloom late may to mid June. My Daisy Gardenia bloomed two weeks ago. The mother plant of my cuttings is just starting to bud right now.

cat said...

your perennial bed looks divine!!! giving me lots of ideas..haha great job! :)

Laura said...

I love looking at pictures of your plants! In the past I have followed the recommended spacing on perennials, but now I know which ones can be planted closer.

Dirt Princess said...

The lemon mint bee balm is stunning! I love bee balm, is had such character

Tom - 7th Street Cottage said...

Laura, plant them closer. Way closer. :)

DP, I'll post when the seeds are ready. I plan to do a lot of trading.