This beautiful clematis, growing here behind the smooth hydrangea (Hydrangea arborescens, Zone 3–9) is likely an old variety. I’ve already moved it once and will have to move it again because right now we can hardly see it. But the neighbors can see it this year since it has grown over the fence and into the tree!
Pot of Calibrachoa (annual) looking as pretty as can be.
This clematis was a gift from a friend’s garden about one and a half years ago. It looks like it is happy where it is. I have no idea of the name.
A Diabolo® ninebark (Physocarupus opulifolius ‘Diabolo’, Zones 3–7). This variety is prized for its dark leaves, but the flower display is pretty nice too.
The lavender (Lavandula angustifolia, Zones 5–9) is so pretty right now. (Editor’s note: Remember that lavender is happiest with good drainage.)
This year it was hard to get bedding plants; however, I was lucky to find some Amaranthus ‘Early Splendor’ (annual). These plants were very small and miserable looking, but I am hoping the splendor they promise is coming. The first visit allowed to the garden center was outside only, but I wanted some rock to finish this border, which was halfway done, so it was my lucky day to find some.
This pot was given to me by a friend, and a bottom broke off, so now the pot itself is just sitting in the flowerbed.
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