Friday, June 18, 2010

A to Z and things in between.

In my garden,

Agastache



Buddleia
Coreopsis
Datura
Echinacea
Foxglove
Guara
Helenium
Inula Grandiflora
Joe Pye Weed
Knifonia
Lirope
Monarda
Nasturtiums
Orlaya
Penstemon
Queen Anne's Lace
Rudbeckia
Salvia
Tradescantia
Ulmus
Veronica
Weigela
Xanthosoma (I cheated, it's actually Alocasia)
Yarrow
Zinnia



Yesterday afternoon, I was walking out the front door when I spotted something across the street. There's a huge pile of leaves out back of the rental house that's now empty. Poking up out of the pile, I saw huge leaves. I had to get a closer inspection. Are they bananas? They've got to be cold hardy. They still had red clay around their roots.



The fragrant bed is coming along nicely. The datura and four o'clocks open just as dusk begins to fall. The fragrance comes along shortly after.



Pink and yellow have joined the white. Zinnias are also planted here.



It's 77 degrees. The high today will reach the upper 90s. This weekend will be hot. I'm heading out of town. I need a break from the housework.

6 comments:

Darla said...

Very nice Tom. It's either banana or canna...did your seeds arrive yet?

scottweberpdx said...

Nice...the fragrant bed is really lovely, so full and lush, and I adore four o'clocks, remind me of my mom, who always had to have them...they were pretty much bullet-proof, even in Nebraska!

cat said...

oh i love the fragrant bed....have to re-purpose another area in the front for more powerful fragrant plants...hmmmmm

Bangchik said...

Banana in pots?... that is something we never do over here.
~bangchik

Tom - 7th Street Cottage said...

Darla, they arrived today. Thanks again!

Bangchik, they're just in pots until they grow some more roots. I ripped a few getting them out of the pile they were in. I'll plant them in the ground in a week or so.

gld said...

You deserve a break! Have a great weekend.