In the front of the house, the Purple Coneflowers and Nicotiana are still going strong, and the Cosmos are starting to bloom. The rockstar of the front garden right now, though, is my Hibiscus 'Cranberry Crush'. Is it possible to outshine this?
|'Cranberry Crush' Hibiscus|
On the other side of the driveway, though, my blue garden is trying it's best not to be outshone. The blue Balloon Flower has been blooming nearly all summer long, and next to it is blooming some amazingly blue Salvia. (The seed packet was labeled 'Sky Blue' Salvia, but I'm guessing it is the same as Salvia farinacea 'Victoria'.) They look absolutely beautiful next to the 'Worcester Gold' Caryopteris with its contrasting golden leaves!
|Thankfully, my Balloon Flower has quite a presence!|
I've also transplanted a few rocks that I found growing in my yard. So far out of everything they seem to grow the best here, no matter the weather. The rocks do quite fine with transplanting - the gardener, not so much. It seems anytime I move rocks around my yard, it irritates the tendonitis in my wrists, so I am back to being good for a few weeks.
I hope all of your gardens are enjoying the summer weather as much as mine is! For more of what's blooming in gardens around the world, check out Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day over at May Dreams Gardens blog.