I’ve been working hard over the last year since we moved. The beds have good composted soil and beneficial microorganisms. There is a good worm ratio and it’s all organic. The bees and butterflies are in heaven. I had imagined more beds being complete and more plant material in by this point but when you do it properly it’s slow going right?
Normally, I plant in masses of color and I will. But the perennials aren’t big enough to divide yet. Next Spring I’ll divide and start my masses of color by the same plant. I like tall plants like phlox, rudbekias, daisies, bee balm, salvia, along with roses, peonies, and ornamental shrubs.
One of my favorite annuals is this Senorita Rosalita Cleome by Proven Winners. I wanted more but could only find one this year. I’ll get out early and buy several next year. It blooms like this all summer right to frost.
Malva Mystic Merlin by Thompson and Morgan
Love this cockscomb. It’s getting so big. Goodness, how tall does it get? My seeds are a mix so I have orange, pink, red, and peach.