Status quo in my garden. With a low-budget garden you have to realise that you can’t pick from the top shelf, moneywise. I’m not a big fan of petunia, they smell and stick to your fingers. But I had to reconsider them at a visit to the local garden center on monday. I found them on sale, 6 for 8$, and the color was nice. Especially when I fell in love with the light and dark purple verbena, a perfect match.
The assistant gardener called in sick today.
Passion flower in the kitchen window.
Astilbe in the shade.
Rhubarb in great shape.
Paeonia with homemade plant support.
Cut-back salvia, originally a bush.
Bleeding heart and aquilegia vulgaris.
The pear tree with buds.
Clematis and honeysuckle.
Light and dark purple verbena.
Oregano and lemon thyme growing good.
Bleeding heart about to bloom.
I planted a row of eight petunia for the border. Not because I particularly like them, but because they were on sale and will bloom all summer. Dark purple is a nice contrast to the light colors that dominate this flower bed.