The Knock-Out roses are really coming out now. I was going to take more pictures today of my gardens but it started raining. My garden is just taking off this season and it’s still young. Remember, it’s just a little over a year old but I’m catching up fast.
I need to back cut the edging that isn’t next to a sidewalk. I found some really pretty lantana. It’s called Apricot Fizz by PW of course. And it matches my woodwork. Here is Apricot Fizz and you can see it below planted on each side of the Winchester Honeysuckle. It’s also planted in a few more places.
Apricot Fizz by Proven Winners is 24″ tall by 36 wide. Full sun although some lantana can tolerate part shade. Deadhead if berries appear. Toxic to pets.
Winchester Honeysuckle by Monrovia– full to part sun. Grows to 20 feet. Produces berries in the fall for bird migration. Peach maroon flowers put on one big show and then sporadic throughout summer. Hummingbirds and butterflies love it. It may be evergreen in my garden if it’s not too harsh a winter.
I’m on the Monarch path and they come hungry.
Cooler Icy Pink vinca is planted in the beds too but it’s not showing up in the first photo. It will show up in about two weeks. That bed will change a great deal. Picture is from Ball I picked this vinca because of the little orange center to match the honeysuckle, nandinas, lantana above, and the woodwork on the house. Clever huh? Oh and the pink matches the Gertrude Jeckyll rose I just planted. Remember? Can’t wait to show you as it matures.
Well I sure do like what I got going on! 🙂
I am some kind of busy. I’m planting all those seedlings I planted back in March. Over half made it and maybe some of those little white cups are showing up in the photo.
I got a shipment of Southern Living plants( you can see them sitting on the porch and I’ll write about them later) and am expecting Proven Winners plants any day. So here is what my garden looks like today and it will really change in the next few weeks.