The month of June is a great time for our front garden also.
I love driving up our driveway when I come home from work. There is so much to see.
Kim spread out the eremurus last year, or foxtail lilies, or desert candles, as some people call them. Here they're growing on the left of the driveway.
These plants grow easily from a bulb. We've been lucky to have them reseeding themselves around lately.
The right side starts off with oenothera missouriensis.
I realize some gardeners hate Lychnis coronaria 'Blood Red', but how can you deny that gorgeous pop of color?
Here they are with Centranthus 'Coccineus" Red Valerian, or Jupiter's Beard, in the background.
Yes, lychnis do reseed, A LOT, but sometimes that's just what you want. And they're xeric.
Here they are mixing with anacetum parthenium, (feverfew).
Speaking of reseeding and xeric, feverfew meets both expectations nicely.
And of course there are gaillardia in the front garden.
More eremurus closer to the house, mixed in with some yarrow, penstemon, and Russian sage.
Kim likes mullein. I'm not a big fan, but the spikes are nice. The neighbors Mulberry tree inserts itself onto our side.
Gaura of course, pink and white.
This nice pink penstemon bloomed this year. Must have been waiting around for a while, we haven't seen these big pink ones in years.
Callirhoe involucrata (winecups) make a great ground cover. They also seed around, just a bit.
Maybe digitalis goldcrest?
And I'm loving Mirabilis multiflor, Desert Four O'Clock. Great color!
And in my last post I promised to show you our neighbors Buddleia alternifolia.
Isn't it something?
Love the shape and size.
(Ignore the weeds and the dead viburnum. The new renters aren't into gardening. Yet.)