SWEET DRIFT & PETIT PINK
Both of these shrub roses are doing so well as they do most every year and are not very popular with the Japanese Beetles.
This is a new rose to me and I love it! Absolutely love it. However, I can already tell I planted them tooooo close together! #bloomingmachine More info to come on this one as the season continues.
This is a great performer in my garden and makes me happy every time I see it. It is just easy breezy and pretty. The only extra care I give this plant is sometimes a “ring” to keep it from “flopping,” especially if is too close to a rose I want to feature. It is so easy to divide so there is plenty for you and plenty to share. Oh, and it does well in arrangements and compliments the roses!
The phlox has been the very best this year! I guess we can say they like hot, dry conditions!
There are many reasons to plant this hardy workhorse — it’s place as a herbal remedy, beautiful summer color, pollinator attractor and tasty seeds for the birds (in particular gold finches) to name a few. Breeders have been having fun with this plant the last few years and we have moved way beyond the original pinkish purple — although I love it still!
Who planted the Lemon Grass too close to the Zinnias — ME!
Who nestled up a little too close to the Lilies — ME!
Yes, it stains. One trick– don’t rub … lightly brush off!
The Japanese Beetles just keep coming and coming and coming. Warning ugliness below…
Look what they did to my lovely Gemini…😡
And, they are soooooo attracted to my Golden Fairy Tale because it is yellow. Can you believe this! 😩😡😭 More — a lot more — soapy water.
Well, we don’t want to end on a bad “bugly” note!!!! So here are two bokays from the week. One I made to take to the propagation workshop at our rose society meeting on Tuesday and one for our table — it is in an antique pitcher from Mr. G’s momma. Isn’t the pitcher lovely!
Bugs or no bugs, so glad you stopped by. I am loving my day in the garden and hope your day is wonderful too.