Supertunia® Raspberry Blast by Proven Winners is planted with Lavender Cotton. I planted the Raspberry Blast in a separate container so it can be put back in this big pot with something else when the LC is spent.
Lavender Cotton is an evergreen in my zone 7 garden. When it finishes blooming, I’ll plant it in the flower beds. I did have violas in with it during the winter. I’m looking for a Fine Line Rhamnus as a replacement for the Lavender Cotton. I’ve been having trouble locating it though.
Lavender Cotton smells really good too. I’m in the garden quite a bit these days and my eye dr says to rest my eyes more. So that’s why I’ve been slow and getting around to see you all. Big hugs to everyone. And , my White Dome hydrangea from Proven Winners is looking especially pretty this week.
I purposely gave my garden a late start this year. Honestly, I’m such a good gardener that I wear my plants out before the season is done. I’m left with beautiful weather in September and October but no bloomers hardly. So this year I planted everything a month behind schedule. I’m liking the change and youth of the plants at this time of the season. Last year, my beds were already producing twice as many blooms. Anyone else know what I’m talking about? You plant too early and they give out too early?
I’ve got a lot of interesting things in this bed. There are narrow leaf yellow zinnias, purple and pink angelonias, Dragon’s Bloom grass, veronica blue salvia, dark leaf begonias, spider flower, black–pink–old fashioned hollyhocks, zebra mallow, mauve bowles wallflower, Lo and Behold Bluechip Buddleia, 3 Oso Easy Roses, Mexican Sage, Russian Sage, 3 Knock Out roses, an Incrediball hydrangea, a Miss Kim Lilac, 2 rose of sharons by PW, Gertrude Jeckyll rose, lantana, Bordeux supertunia, Lemon supertunia, purple supertunia, painted daisies, and so much more. Wait till it’s all blooming and that is just in my front beds;) Wait till you see the back with the new buddleia’s from Proven Winners.
I’m sitting in my swing talking to ya’ll right now. I’ts a beautiful day here in NC. The sun is shining and there is little humidity. When I say little, I mean about 40% which would just kill some of you. But it beats the 80% of this weekend.
So—I’m sitting on the front porch sipping some of my iced tea!
Just sitting here in the shade watching the buds come out and listening to the birds talk. My biggest challenge is keeping the squirrels out of the feeder. Won’t you come help me? I need another scary face.