Let’s continue our walk around the Entwined Gardens to see what is in bloom.
Gaillardia aestivalis var. winkleri ‘Grape Sensation’
Purple Texas Firewheel
In its third year in the garden, it has increased to make a nice drift. This was acquired from the JC Raulston Arboretum annual plant distribution a few years ago… they are correct when they say ” Membership has privileges.”
Not only do members get cool free plants, they also have access to all the wonderful lectures from some of the top horticulturists in the nation – online.
Hedychium – Ginger Lily
This one is so fragrant, one bloom will fill the house. It should have been finished long ago…. but I am happy to find it! This was a division shared when a group of Master Garden Volunteers were working on a installing “The Water Wise Demonstration Garden” at Lake Crabtree Park about 12 years ago.
Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Endless Summer’
Because we had a lot of rain this summer – it was the best year we’ve has for Hydrangea. The bushes were loaded with blooms. I have had about 1 giant bloom a week for the last month!
Nicotiana tabacum, N. alata
Just one little clump still blooming… charming little stars & still fragrant.
Prunus laurocerasus ‘Otto Luyken’
Otto Luyken English Laurel
This is a plant that I’ve been adding around for the dwarf size of 4′ x 4′ is great.
I love the blue glossy elongated leaves, and the overall vase shape. Not a lot of pruning required. The only drawback is that they do catch leaves, so every so often must give it a shake which counts as aerobic exercise. A friend just gave me three more… am I feeling lucky or what?
Rosa ‘Don Juan’
This beautiful climber scambles up the stone wall on the front of the house.
Rosa ‘Radrazz’ PP#11836
Double Knock Out.
I also have yellow, and a single light pink in bloom.
Black Eyed Susan
Another last Hurrah… but charming and delightful nestled into an Abelia. Perhaps that’s why they are there, the deer haven’t found them.
Salvia microphylla ‘San Carlos Festival’
San Carlos Festival Sage
This one keeps on going & going… a great hummingbird attractor during the season. Starts blooming in May and still going strong!
There are also some surprise blooms of Serrissa and Spirea ‘Ogon’ so diminutive but so delightful, but didn’t have a maco lens for my camera to do them justice.
This charming little Verbena by Proven Winners… just love the shades of peach… is still hanging on in a container…
I hope you enjoyed the this little Garden Bloggers Bloom Day stroll.
Taking the time to walk around the garden with my camera, always provides me with ideas for improving or editing the garden.
Enjoy – living the EntwinedLife
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