Happy Monday, I hope you had a good weekend! I’ve been busy puttering and planting around the Potting Shed.
The window boxes are filling in nicely and growing.
They were planted after our freeze date mid-April, with a combination of sun-loving summer annuals . . .Petunias, Hot Lobeila, Coleus and Sweet Potato Vine.
The window boxes are a challenge to photograph with hedge of Limelight Hydrangeas across from them. I have to stand on a ladder behind the hedge to get a full photo.
The Limelight Hydrangeas have grown into a nice 5 – 6 foot hedge since we planted them three years ago. I look forward to their blooms around the beginning of July.
Creeping Jenny took off from a pot it was planted in a couple of years ago. It’s providing a chartreuse colored carpet and is threatening to cover everything in its path!
Mother Nature has helped in the watering department with Subtropical Storm Alberto last week, and saved me from having to lug a hose around.
While not everything is happy with our abundance of rainfall, the hydrangeas are loving it!
Bees are buzzing around the salvia. The deep purple flower spikes attract butterflies and bees and is deer resistant. Deadheading and a little extra watering help ensure re-blooming.
Bee balm is blooming and attracting bees and butterflies.
I spied my first fritillary butterfly of the season yesterday and stalked it with my camera until I could identify it.
It’s a Great Spangled Fritillary!
Last but not least, the daylilies are blooming. . .
How’s your garden growing?
Thank you for your visit!