What a difference a month makes! We’ve finally gotten some warmth and sunshine here in Calgary, and my garden is actually looking a little bit parched right now (hard to believe after the flooding in June). There are still some blooms to share, however – here are a few I managed to get photos of today!
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One of the oldest perennials in my flowerbeds, this Alaska Shasta daisy (Leucanthemum superbum ‘Alaska’) was planted in 2004, the year I began gardening on this site. I divided it last year and its progeny is doing very well!
Another of the verbena Quartz Mix that I showed you last month; a different colour this time, though! My verbenas still haven’t completely recovered from the Feasting of the Hares this year and, despite my adoration for them, they’re now on my list of plants to avoid in the future.
For anyone who regularly follows my blog, this Scabiosa caucasica ‘Perfecta’ will be familiar…I can’t get enough of its unusual blooms. I think I need to plant more of them. :) I didn’t notice it when I snapped the photo, but there seems to be a tiny green(?) insect taking up residency in this particular flower. I can’t tell exactly what it is, though…friend or foe?
Borage! A favourite of mine…although I have to share it with the bees…. I have several of these growing in my community garden plot. I usually just throw the flowers (and the tender young leaves) in salads, but someone told me the other day that you can chop up the mature leaves and cook them like spinach. Has anyone else tried that? I may give it a go!
My lady’s mantle (Alchemilla mollis) is past its peak and looking a tad haggard, but I’m always amazed at how long they bloom! I put in another one this year…and I’m still on the lookout for the alpine variety.
This is one of my (nearly finished blooming but still doing enough to qualify) thymes. I have a few old plants and I have no idea which one is which. Any ideas about ID for this one?
I love marigolds, and the Tagetes patula (‘Bonita’ mix) that I grew from seed are cheerful and summer-bright! Do you grow marigolds?
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Enjoy the rest of your week!