Every so often I am able to get a post done in time to join Gail's Wildflower Wednesday. I went out a couple different times today to get some very current photos of natives blooming my garden. I love plants that have a long bloom time....really gives a long lasting impact in the garden. Two long blooming plants in my garden are Helenium autumnale 'Mardi Gras'.
And Lonicera sempervirens Coral Honeysuckle- I was looking for some of the berries on the honeysuckle but couldn't find any. Some birds have been enjoying them I suppose. It is fun to watch the hummingbirds on this flower!
I shared Aralia spinosa Devil's Walking Stick with you in my last post.... today I was able to get a closer picture of the blooms. For those who don't know this plant, it gets quite tall-- 10 -15 feet and the single stem is riddled with big thorns. A plant to admire from a distance!
In the lower part of our yard I have four Clethra alnifolia 'Vanilla Spice' shrubs. This shrub flowers through out the month of July and into August. The fragrance carries on the breezes, a feast for the senses. If you don't have one in your garden, get one!!
A new plant in the wet part of the yard, in the garden bed that the tree from the last post missed as it fell, is Lobelia speciosa 'Cardinal Flower'. It is my hope this bold red beauty will spread, reseed, and multiple!!
Just about to open is the Swamp Milkweed that I started in milk cartons over the winter...Winter Sowing! Asclepias incarnata will be putting on a show later this month and into August. Stay tuned!
I wanted to share this little violet I got this summer, Viola walteri 'Silver Gem'. Surprisingly this is a native to the Appalachian Piedmont. What a cute tiny little plant. I have it at the base of my deck steps so I can see and appreciate it.
blog and see some of the other wildflower postings -- such a wide range of beautiful blooms.
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