Corner of Kennel garden with 'Cheyenne Spirit' Coneflower and 'Helix' Daylily
East Family Garden view from balcony.
Yucca 'Color Guard' replaced hardy hibiscus 'Midnight Marvel' as the focal point of the Family Garden, bc the yucca is much more drought tolerant. Got it as a plug 4 years ago, and it hasn't bloomed yet. Hopefully next year!
Back yard view from balcony.
A pair of favorite frogs I bought years ago. I had sealed them when I first got them, but they eventually faded.....
......so I repainted and sealed them!
I'm in desparate need of a garden project to really sink my teeth in to, but it's too hot out there to start one, so I'll be repainting more garden deco favorites that have been looking tired, in the next couple months, just to keep myself occupied.
Blooms from yesterday and Monday:
'Zoro's Blade' SFO, in a shunning mood....
....made me work to get this shot
'Night Wings' FFE, also in shunning mood, but this photo is better than.....
.......my attempt at a shot of it's beautiful face!
'Mystic Pizza' shunning me too.....I can take a hint!
'Coral Majority' FFO Love that diamond dusting!
'Asheville Social Butterfly' this is it's first year of blooms, and I'm just realizing it has diamond dusting too!
Little Bumble Bee
'Stargate Portal' not sure it's in such a good location....
'Meerkat Manor' FFE
'Asheville Twilight Time'
Yesterday's new blooms. I didn't realize that blooms fade significantly by early evening!
Little Bumble Bee - New to the gardens this year. There were three blooms and this was the best. The other two looked like crepe paper by the time I got around to snapping the photos A mini dwarf, not registered, and I'm smitten!
'Moroccan Sapphire' FFE and a poly!
High noon shot
'Don't Leave Empty-Handed' FFO - couldn't get a good angle, and not the best bloom specimen, either.
Seedling by Kim Klarner: 'Flycatcher' x 'Heavenly Curls' - This seedling increases like crazy!
'Asheville Social Butterfly' FFE
'Spock's Ears' looking very washed out
'Mystic Pizza' FFE
The gardens are showing me some love this year!!
Edna Selman first flower completely open ever. Third time's the charm, Edna! This is her first year in my gardens.
Lilac Moonchild SFO, with Edna attempting a photo bomb!
Honkytonk Barbie FFO
My Heart Belongs To Daddy group shot, looking better with each flush of blooms!
Venetian Royalty FFE, but not the best looking bloom...
Bat Flight SF(s)E. This is it's first year in the gardens
Arachnidan Trap SFO
Lily Munster group
A couple new ones today....
'War Horse' FFE
'Stargate Portal' FFE
I was considering waiting until early evening to take today's photos, and thankfully I didn't, bc we got a gullywasher, early this afternoon!
I was quite bummed to see what the rains did to 'Velvet Onyx'
Before the rain...
After the rain (this very grainy photo shows the color on the purple side, when they actually turned brown )
'Edna Selman' refuses to bloom fully.
'My Heart Belongs to Daddy'
'Asheville Twilight Time'
Yesterday, was hotter than Hades!