Sweet peas are one of my favorites, not only the sweetest scent that perfumes a large area but they have the most delicate blooms. This one is a favorite of mine, it is called High Scent. The name says it all.
I have it planted in a pot and the pot sits on my back deck, so when I sit out under the umbrella at the table I can relish the sweet scent as I enjoy my meal.
I am still tickled about my Crazy Daisy. It just makes me smile each time I see it, it just fills out more and more. I can’t wait to be able to separate it and make more plants. I did start it from seed but not all came out nice and frilly like this one so the only way to get a true duplicate is to divide it at the root once it has gotten larger.
My black eye susies are opening up..I just love the burnished ones, such a contrast to their pure yellow neighbors.
The Feverfew comes back thicker each year, it readily reseeds itself but it is easy enough to yank out where I do not want it, but makes great filler between my other flowers.
I have always favored the rich blue lobelia and never really bothered with others but this year the only trailing lobelia came in mixed six packs so I went ahead bought it for my window boxes to nestle between the petunias. I think I now have a new favorite. I just love the touch of blue trimming the white on this one, I will definitely save the seeds!
This is a rose I bought from The Antique Rose Emporium, it is called Pam’s Pink, you can guess why I had to have it. What I love about old roses is if some freak freeze or other catastrophe kills it then it comes back from the root. Another favorite I have gotten from them is called Kirsten Poulson. That has got to be one of the toughest roses and it blooms non-stop all summer long.
Other than being in my garden I have been working on a very few signs, I am nearly out of Laundry signs on my website so I have been trying to restock. The shabby reclaimed boards make for unique signs, each one is definitely different.
I had thought to be out and about today but had forgotten I am awaiting a delivery that must be signed for, so home bound I am. Not to worry, I have TONS to get done around here and this forces me to be home to do it.
Off to work I go!
Oh, and another note..I had some neighbors complain I had not included their houses in my Neighborhood post so I shall be doing a sequel post soon! Stay tuned. I think I should do a neighborhood garden post. Lots of cottage gardens here! Some with plants that were put in the ground in the 30’s and were supposedly brought west with the 49’ers.
Flaunt Your Flowers Friday