And the garden keeps on tickin’! Today the Sweet Autumn Clematis and the Caryopteris are the stars. But the hansa roses continue to bloom, as do the hydrangeas. Though, the hydrangeas have all gone into their late flower mode where the petals darken. But this is the perfect time to pick those flower heads for winter bouquets. Young flower heads wither. But the mature heads dry beautifully.
Below are today’s blooms.
Petunias, geraniums, and Caryopteris in front of the staddle (a reproduction of a support for grain storage buildings that discourages rodents)
Petunias and Caryopteris
Caryopteris and Rose of Sharon that is still blooming
Marigolds in front of Holly. Note the new wire supports for Clematis. I removed the old Peonies Sunday.
A Halo of Sweet Autumn Clematis at the Entrance to the Secret Garden
Sweet Autumn Clematis
Snow Fairy Blue Mist Caryopteris (Variegated)
The Over-exhuberant Datura
Nicotiana and Datura
Phlox and Mandevilla
Pink Anemone, Geraniums, David Austin Rose (Abraham Derby), Caryopteris, and Coreopsis
Guara and Catmint (Cool Cat, and Salvia
Kim's Knee High Coneflower Against Holly
The caryopteris and petunias make a nice color and textural combo. They like the same conditions as well. This is a year for Datura. Mine is going crazy.
i’m enjoying touring your garden with you today, i’m really enjoying my visit. the color combinations in your garden are so well laid out 🙂
Oh, if you only knew how “not laid out” my garden is. It all just sort of happens in little moments. I try something and if I don’t like it, I yank it out. In fact, I suddenly decided the dappled willow was too unruly and didn’t provide the texture I wanted. So, I made it disappear!
Wonderful blooms! Your garden looks perfect to me! In comparison, mine is totally unruly.
I really like the combination of the Caryopteris and those deep blue petunias. Nice!