....or Different Strokes for Different Folks.
Patsi is not thrilled with her datura plant. She comments, "The plant is not too bad to look at...but for a annual...it's not my cup of tea."
I can totally see where she's coming from as it doesn't behave normally for an annual. I like my annuals to bloom non-stop, that's why I grow them. Daturas are not in that category. Yet Kim and I would not want to be without them.
Here it's growing on our front porch.
Patsi did say the flower is amazing. And it certainly is that! The scent is heavenly too.
Some other plants I'm happy with this summer; Scabiosa atropurpurea 'Black Knight'. It's not a huge bloom, but that color really stands out in the garden. And it occasionally comes back for me the next year.
Patsi sent me the seed for this cardinal climber. It looks great on the shed window box.
Remember these dianthus I picked up at the co-op for free?
They looked like this when I brought them home.
Just look at them now!
I moved our Heritage rose at the end of May and it rewarded me with three lovely blooms.
My experiment with growing Love Lies Bleeding in a hanging basket went OK. I like it anyway.
'Nora Leigh' phlox is blooming and looking lovely.
And I like this sunflower 'Ruby Eclipse' from Connie.
I have to mention the calendula. Such a reliable annual. Here it is next to a white yarrow.
What's on your list of favorites?