Determined to 'look on the bright side' today and not get bogged down in 'what's wrong'.
I bought a Midnight Magic hibiscus a few weeks ago and it's blooming like crazy! Dark leaves background plate sized blossoms that are raspberry in the center and swirl out to nearly white. Absolutely stunning!
My cranberry shaded hibiscus continue to bloom strongly as well, with their chartruese leaves providing prime hunting areas for the praying mantis. The white hibiscus are just beginning their bloom time and the new 'baby' one my neighbor gave me has yet to show me what color it's blossoms will be! She thinks it's one of the pink ones...I hope so!
I still have some peach and apricot day lilies going strong in the main bed and my new 'pinkish' one in the back is a rebloomer, still providing color in the refreshed bed.
One of my Autumn Joy sedums has started to bloom, so I will swap out one of the 'finished' pots and move this one forward. The crepe myrtle is in it's glory...nice and tall with scarlet/ruby blooms! The scarlet runner bean has finally decided to show color and the hummingbirds make daily visits. The crocosmias are blooming well, too, giving interest in the urns even after the gladiolus have finished their performance.
The gold and burgundy of the coreopsis continue to give good color in the bed at the edge of the street. The deep purple morning glory vines have climbed the trellises and arch and pretty much anything else they can find to climb! The sunflowers and cone flowers continue to bloom well on the side of the house...I still have the Montauk daisies yet to bloom while the berries on the pyracantha ripen to their astounding shade of orange.
Yes, still more color yet to come as the summer winds down. The pineapple sage plants continue to grow...their time is much later than most everything else.
The canna plants are performing well, too! I'll be taking cuttings from the coleus soon. This way, I can keep the color going with 'new' plants through fall. I'm extra blessed this year...some of the rose campion have rebloomed, providing dots of magenta here and there! Comingled with the Russian sage, it's quite pleasing in it's effect.
Hoping everyone is having a peaceful day!
multiple surgeries for rotator cuff both shoulders with residual chronic impingement syndrome, ulnar nerve transposition, carpal tunnel release, multiple wrist surgeries, multiple herniated discs, tarlov cysts, whiplash, bursitis of hips, grade 5 right shoulder separation and torn labrum, ovarian cysts, fibroid tumors of the uterus