I needed a flower fix. Fall is coming on strong and soon everything that isn’t dried up will be frozen. Plus I need to practice with the new camera.
Far Guy worked for me yesterday. I put the chicken to cook, and the wash to wash and played ball with Chance before I left. It was too warm to take him along.
Mary has great gardens, she wasn’t home but her son was. She is very critical of her gardens...but it was all good..and Lordy be..no weeds.
Mary was one of my customers, I custom grew many things for her..she had her requests. One was always Salvia farinacea ‘Victoria Blue’ she would buy three or four flats (60 plants per flat). I tried it myself around the grain bin one year..you plant it and then see that it gets a little water and it blooms it’s heart out from late June until frost. The thing is IF you don’t know about the plant..you would never buy it in the pack..because it has non descript foliage.
Here it is in a blue, yellow and white garden.
It makes a lovely medium sized border. In back is a Heliopsis of some kind, then the row of Salvia ‘Victoria blue’, Marigold most likely Sweet Cream, Alyssum ‘New Carpet of Snow’ in the front and Lobelia ‘Marine’ (The lobelia must have had too hot of a summer.)
Here is Salvia farinacea ‘Victoria White’ in a different garden..this one had Pennisetum and that Japanese looking plant on the right that I cannot remember the name of. She also had some Martha Washington Geraniums or Regal Geraniums in this bed. I bet this is a beautiful garden on a moonlit night.
Before the flowers I stopped by to wish my Aunt Anna well, she is having major surgery tomorrow. After the flowers I stopped by cousin Geraldines..she has new garden art. I left I note that I took some photos:)