I had the best of intentions for doing a lot of work in the big perennial bed this season. So far, I’ve only been in to do a thorough weeding once and have been picking away at it ever since. The main problem this year has been the fairly constant rainfall with a big hail storm a few nights ago.
It’s mostly lupines putting on the big show at the moment.
Here there’s a glimpse of blue catmint and salvia, the brilliant red of Maltese Cross with pale yellow lupines.
I only planted these garden phlox a few weeks ago. Looks like they’ll be happy in this spot.
Shrub rose time is here. These are the latest batch of blooms. They’re starting to look a little ragged. It’s one of my favourite parts of summer – wandering around the property in the evenings collecting roses.
A longshot of the whole bed. The arch or birdbath should be able to give you an idea of size. The right side is all shrubs that will provide a screen from the road. The rest are all perennials. A constantly changing landscape.
A favourite little figurine. This part of the bed contains shasta daisies, yarrow, delphs, blanket flower and oriental lilies.