Fishtail Cottage Garden 6/22/15
The garden is full of yellows, reds and oranges ~ I used to be a fan of only using the pallet of pinks and purples and shades of greens but over the past couple years I've definitely branched out with a little bit more color to offer in the landscape. Ladies Mantle and I have sort of a love hate relationship! I love it when it's in bloom and I love how it fills the garden with it's beautiful foliage, however, I hate how it goes to seed and it's roots take over so easily. Last year, I pulled so many of new starts of the Ladies Mantle plant to keep it contained ~ yet now that its in full bloom I miss having it everywhere...
Another prolific bloomer in the garden right now is St. Johns Wart. I've found that no matter how far I cut it back it will decide that it's going to get huge and happy before it blooms. I love pretty the reds, pinks and yellows are of this sweet shrub.
Some other gorgeous yellows and reds to share with you this week in bloom are as follows... Lily, Bee Balm, Coneflower, Moon Beam Coreopsis, Poppy, and Blythe Spirit Rose.
This Pink Supreme Carpet Rose has layered the area between the street and the picket fence while we await the upcoming show of the Vanilla Strawberry Hydrangeas.
Even with the not having the intention of yellow in the garden ~ it finds its way in the most curious of places... I love how it helps soften and scale the colors in the garden!
Astilbe's have made their appearance this week too! I love seeing them bloom ~ they certainly make a great filler in the garden beds. Although I don't think they will ever be as beautiful and prolific as they were back in 2001. Click here to see that post!
Some rose pictures that I can't help but share!
While I was taking pictures of my garden, Gizzy popped her head up and said hello!
Here are some other pretty pictures of some mid summer bloomers listed in order. Bleeding Hearts, Invincibelle Hydrangea, Alyssum, Mallow and Lavender.
Hope you are enjoying your week! Here is one of the garden pots that is filling up nicely with rescued plants from around the garden that needed a little tlc this year.