I postponed decisions about what to do at the corner of the garage after I had an old lilac removed. I put in some annuals and two caryopteris. If the other caryopteris in my garden are any indication, the two new ones will be huge next year. The alyssum certainly took off!
The dark blue is an annual salvia that I put in a number of places. I like it, but I won’t use so much of it again. It competes with the other blues and from a distance looks like lavender. And caryopteris is so wonderful. See my two very larger caryteris plants below.
In fact, I may move one of them next spring. I can’t see the white dome hydrangeas behind the second plant.
Speaking of hydrangeas, the tardiva is doing beautifully. It was one of the first things I planted in the secret garden. I didn’t really pay attention at the time to how big tardivas can get. My day lilies could be in danger!
Lily season is just about over, but Storm of the Century is still giving out blooms. This may be one of my favorites, though it may be too soon to tell. Some of the newer lilies won’t bloom until next year. Below, tardiva and storm of the century nestle next to each other.