In the sunnier part of the backyard garden I still have some things blooming. The Gaillardia is going so strong I have a hard time believing it is the middle of November.
If it wasn't for the fall foliage putting on its spectacular show, I might think it was September. Every month on the 15th Carol over at May Dreams Gardens hosts a Garden Bloggers Bloom Day. I think fall and spring are my favorite times to see what blooms are in full swing--there is such a wide range of locations of gardeners who participate in this meme. Stop over and say hi and check out the other postings.
Yesterday we took a boat ride and as we walked up the hill to the house, the Japanese Maple 'Garnet' really stood out against the house. I love having the Gaillardia in the foreground.
Super sunny, bright, cheery.....just a nice plant that blooms and blooms and blooms.
In the same area of the garden is Achillea 'Saucy Sensation'. Can you tell I have dogs that walk through the garden? Nothing like a macro shot to show off the dog hair.
A recent addition to my garden is the Agastache 'Acapulco Dark Red'. This was purchased on my trip up to Asheville. A new friend in the Master Gardeners had an order come in at a nursery just outside of Asheville and wondered if I wanted to go when she picked it up? Silly question!
Last year Les and Racquel and I went to the Norfolk Botanical Garden. This grass is one of the plants we saw there and I really liked it. Melinis nerviglumis 'Savannah' or Ruby Grass is what it is called. It is hardy to zones 9- 11. Since it is along my stone wall and next to a sidewalk, I am crossing my fingers for a micro-climate.
And now for Plan B. The granular Deer junk didn't slow down the deer and more of the liquid needed to be applied..........and I didn't. All my roses are gone except for two tiny stubs of stems and I have two remaining Loropetalum. While assessing the damage I noticed a couple root balls in the water. One was along the shore line close enough to reach. I replanted it-- worth a shot. I sprayed the stinky stuff and we went to find something that would be lower on the deer's list of favorite foods. I am waiting a while to put the new stuff in. There are two Nandina 'Blush Pink' and four Chamaecyparis pisifera 'Vintage Gold'. I have read a number of sites about the Vintage Gold. Some say it will be 3 feet at maturity and some say 6 feet. While it can handle the taller size, I am hoping for the 3 foot range.
Happy Bloom Day!
words and photos by Janet,The Queen of Seaford.