This Tuesday’s view returns to the perennial beds and black arches.
Early June in the perennials is just a pleasure. Aquilegia are in full flower, just past peak bloom and beginning to flop over. I love the mix of purples, pinks, and corals. Mixed in with masses of catmint and hardy geraniums, the first bright poppies show their faces.
Leaves on the grapevine offer great contrast.
Delphinium are plump and ready to pop.
Two surprises: I’d started some zebra hollyhocks from seed for the first time, expecting them to be biennial, and they are growing while sending a flower out with each growth spurt, a pattern I didn’t expect. Also, the irises in a very dry, ignored bed are having a good year, despite the lack of digging and dividing.
The true stars this week are the arching viburnum, so graceful and showy — and fun to bring indoors. They meld with nearby lilacs to give us a great view from the deck.
Up in the shady black arches, vines are filling in nicely. The pair of golden hops add the vibrant chartreuse tone.
We added a new plant last week to a sunny spot along the edge, a young Hydrangea paniculata ‘Limelight’, continuing the green and white theme and bringing the number of hydrangeas in the area to a solid four.
Today the ‘Guernsey Cream’ clematis that grows up one post began to flower. The view from my kitchen window includes this beauty.
Cathy at Words and Herbs hosts The Tuesday View, inviting gardeners from all over the world to share how their gardens grow through the months. Thanks, Cathy!