Monday, June 27, 2011

 Summer Flowers

I worked in the yard off and on all weekend. Bushes are starting to be on 50% off here, so I ran around to different places to find some. I had a privacy fence put in about 2 years ago, and some of my huge bushes had to come out. It has taken me a while to build the landscaping back up. The snowball bush had been about 8 foot tall by 8 foot wide. It had to be cut to the ground when the fence was installed. It sure didn't take it long to bounce back.

I planted four hydrangeas. I have only had one hydrangea, and it hasn't done well. I am thinking it is not enough water. I have plenty of shade for them.  So after all the bushes were planted, I secured a soaker hose in the line of bushes and covered it with mulch. Any tips on hydrangeas?

I know the Annabelle hydrangea grows well here, but I couldn't find any.
I also picked up a Viburnum Summer Snowflake. I have had good luck with viburnums in shade.

Here's what's blooming today, mostly daylilies.

This is Flutterbye

Chicago Flapper

Little Business is only about 3 inches across.

South Seas really are this iridescent coral.

Daylilies, cone flowers, and Asiatic lilies.

Don't these look like a flock of geese? I call them goose heads, but they are really loosestrife. They make me smile.
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Ann from On Sutton Place said...

I'm no help when it comes to hydrangeas. I absolutely love them but I can't get them to bloom very well. I have 5 bushes and every year I'm hopeful they will be full of blooms. I have some but not as many as I would like. I saw a blog not too long ago, don't remember who. She planted hydrangeas all along her porch. There must have been 20. She said they were 4 years old. Whatever she is doing is working! Sorry I can't remember who it was. Thanks for visiting my blog...I really appreciate it!

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

Hi Pat, I have my hydrangeas in full sun, and they are covered in blooms. I have some on my post today. Try endless summer, and put them in the sun! Your other flowers are gorgeous. Linda

Indrani said...

You have an amazing collection of shots today. Very pleasing.

Jann Olson said...

I hoppd over from Outdoor Weds. Don't you just love hydrangeas? I bought a blue Endless Summer today. Hoping mine survives also. Our garden is fairly new. Moved into our home almost 2 years ago. All the rain we've had has helped things to really take off. I love the loosestrife. I'm thinking it's a shade plant, right? I reckon I'm a gonna need to get me some of that.