Butterfly weed, lantana, and hibiscus bloomed all
summer. One application of slow release granular plant food did an
amazing job of keeping the hibiscus leaves glossy and flowers blooming nonstop
for weeks on end.
Soaring 'Snow Queen' oakleaf hydrangea blooms, mimicking the
tree branches in the background, make my heart sing!
Foliage of Hydrangea macrophylla 'Mariesii Variegata', blue
black salvia in the upper left (loved by hummingbirds), Purple Diamond
loropetalum. I love garden paths.
Flowers from my garden in a favorite bud vase
Birthday flowers from a friend and a painting by my sister
made a happy pair.
I planted around 50 tulip bulbs in one container, as I saw
demonstrated on a P. Allen Smith TV show. I was so happy the purple and
yellow bloomed at the same time.
My daughter planted this gorgeous combination of tulips this
year for her yard in Durham, North Carolina! She purchased the only tulip
bulbs she could find at the end of the fall season on sale. Don’t you
love the colors!
Rain lily given to me by my sister-in-law, blue plumbago,
and ‘Immortality’ iris foliage
'Jade Princess' millet (which I grew from seed).
Flax lily, coleus, caladium, torrenia
Caladium in a container
'Bengal tiger' canna, coleus, pentas, and lantana. I
forget the name of white little daisy. Plants Delights Nursery carried it
at one time. It’s perennial and blooms all summer.
'Mojito' elephant ear, 'Black Magic' elephant ear. and
'Black Coral' elephant ear
Ostrich fern, 'Frances Williams' and 'Krossa Regal' hostas
Joe Pye weed and persicaria
Today's photos are from Carol Thompson in Charlotte, North
Carolina. She says, "I took these pictures late one spring afternoon in my
garden. With the sun backlighting several of the plants, it was amazing to
see the play of light and dark, the shadowing, and the lovely transparency of
the colors. Included are 'Dr Tinsley' camellia, 'Blue Lady' hellebore, an
unnamed daffodil, 'Fireglow' Japanese maple, an unnamed azalea, and 'Ivory