Sunday, June 5, 2011

Sunny Border - the first week of June

 The Sunny Border has really filled in nicely. The Shasta Daisies are really popping - the white makes the bed look great from the street. The knock-out roses are reblooming. The no-name yellow daylilies are blooming.

 The Sea Holly is still going strong - i love the blue color which does not show up good in my photos.
The Enchinecia Green Envy is almost four feet tall. I guess two shovels full of Black Kow didn't hurt. Last year this plant did nothing. I still don't think i got what was advertised in the catalog. But it is great. I like it. Here's a closer look.
The mandilla vines are growing and have made it to the tops of the string - within the week they will start to pull themselves up onto the obelisks, then start blooming - i'm ready for it.
At the end of the border in the white garden the yarrow in beginning to bloom, this was a pass-along from the mountains by way of the Methodist minister's wife.
 Turning around and looking back toward the street this is what i see from the yard. Not too shabby!

School is out! and i am ready to spent the month of June in the garden. I have spent several years adding things to this front bed - but - i have neglected the goldfish pond and it's yard, as well as the whole shady back fence line. I will have to air my dirty laundry another day.

Have a great weekend.


  1. Hello David,
    hope you are having a wonderful weekend as well.
    Your sunny wall looks just gorgeous to me and no, there is nothing shabby at all from what you see of the wall looking from your yard. I like that little statue.
    I'm looking forward reading more of your posts in future since this was my first time visit here on your blog.
    Best Regards and Happy Gardening
    Paula Jo (Spring, TX)

  2. Thanks - Paula Jo - i'm glad you like the blog. David

  3. I enjoyed seeing your border. Everything looks happy and healthy. I love sea hollies.

    I didn't see any poison ivy at the school. I'm not sure what you saw that you thought was poison ivy.

  4. That is a wonderful wall first of all. It really sets off the flower bed. It really has filled in from a month ago. Nice photos that you are sharing. Have a good summer break.

  5. Beautiful...looks like a woderful garden to have stroll in!