GBBD – A Little of the Rest

Monarda ‘Petite Delight’

These are the images that were not posted on May Dreams Gardens, Garden Bloggers Bloom Day. More texture than blooms, with a little color thrown in. Powdery Mildew is on the Monarda, not too uncommon for the weather we have been having. This pink variety is a long bloomer and it gets 15 to 18 inches tall. I have three varieties of Monarda at 664. Petite Delight is the new kid on the block.

Leucanthemum ‘Snow Lady’

Snow Lady is another shorty, at only 10 to 12 inches tall. As with all Shastas, this one will bloom like crazy from summer through fall.  I am using it like I would any low growing annual at the garden edge.

Hydrangea ‘Endless Summer’

Endless Summer performed spectacularly this year. It truly was the year of the Hydrangea.

Hibiscus ‘Luna White’

Hibiscus are known for BIG flowers on a large plant, but Luna White with 7 inch flowers, only reaches a maximum of 36 inches. Right now, being a new plant, it is only 18 inches high. I am waiting to see it’s performance next year.

Achillea ‘Coronation Gold’

I have had this plant forever. It comes back reliably even though it is planted in the most horrid of locations, with not enough sun and dry as the Sahara conditions.

Rudbeckia ‘Goldsturm’

Like many of you, I started out with only one plant. In only one season, it seeded the whole bed.

Rosa ‘Iceberg’

One of my favorite floribundas, the Iceberg rose never disappoints. It blooms from May until December, relatively disease free. The Japanese beetles got to them this year in the front garden, but I went out each night to pick them off. This one, planted in the backyard did not get eaten.

Miscanthus ‘Zebra Grass’

My zebra grass is now looking lovely in flower. Also, it is planted in as bad of conditions in the bed with Rudbeckia and yarrow.

I hope you enjoyed the tour today. There are many other plants in the garden, like coleus and many varieties of hosta, but much of what is in color is the changing leaves.

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I love to photograph, paint, draw, design, garden, travel the world, and pass on a few tips and ideas that I learned through experience as a Master Gardener and architect. I am highly trained in my field and enjoy my work each and every day. I garden in Niagara Falls, NY in zone 6-B. Find me at: http://gardenwalkgardentalk.com
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11 Responses to GBBD – A Little of the Rest

  1. Jennifer says:

    Thanks for the tour. I especially like your photo of the white Iceberg rose. I had one myself but let it get crowded out of my garden. I had forgotten how really pretty it was. Maybe it is time to add a new Iceberg rose somewhere else.

  2. skeeter says:

    Nice tour indeed! Real pretty bloomers you have there 🙂

  3. Thanks Skeeter. Your post today was really good. I made sure to give it a pick on blotanical.

  4. Love the Petite Delight. I was considering adding it next year and I think your photo convinced me. (And they’re mildew-resistant, too, aren’t they? LOL. Are any really?)

    • They are not too bad in the mildew department. Some, but it actually cleared up on its own, without much leaf loss or treatment. I believe it occurred because they were so pot bound. They took a lot or root teasing to get them planted. After that is when they got healthier.

  5. Catherine says:

    Your garden is really pretty. Your ‘Endless Summer’ looks so much better than mine. The flowers on mine got crispy after our strange alternating weather of days in the 60’s then to the 90’s and back to the 60’s again. I love ‘Iceberg’ it always does the best of any of my roses. I love when they are at the stage of the ones in your picture.

  6. One says:

    The first photo is excellent! Enjoyed your tour. Good location or bad, they all seem very healthy and pretty. Btw, I found Speedy.

  7. Linda says:

    Lovely photos. The Endless Summer is very attractive, even as it fades. I agree, this was the year of the hydrangea!

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