Monday, June 23, 2008
June Garden Tour
It's really too hot in June to be touring gardens in Alabama.
I didn't want to miss this one, though. I'd previously only seen it in the fall, and knew if would be great in full bloom.
Consider the lilies...
Consider the drumstick alliums too!
My calendula never looked this nice.
He said this was Brazilian verbena, but it must be a cultivated variety. The wild version here isn't nearly as full.
Still considering lilies...
I have no idea what most of these plants are called. Obviously this one is a hydrangea, but I don't know the type. (I can probably find out if you're curious about anything in particular.)
Love those coneflowers.
The gardener said he'd lost a lot during last year's drought, but the garden looked fantastic to me. We got a lot of good spring rain, but it has tapered off severely in the past month. I'm afraid we're in for another dry summer.