I have wanted to try these in my yard for years, as so many of the perennials that I have access to are of the 'bloom-today, gone in a week' variety, it seems. I get the idea that these coneflowers start blooming in the early summer and continue through into the Fall.........THAT, I need !
I never cared much for the original color of pinkish-purple that I've always seen, but when I caught a glimple of red ones last year, I knew my time had come. But I procrastinated and missed them then.
I decided to plant them within the fence that encloses my garden, figuring that they will be safe from nibbling deer until they are well-established. The hope is that they will multiply GREATLY over the next few years and that I will be able to spread them around the yard in several locations.
Over the last couple of weeks, I purchased 3 bags of 3-each Stargazer Lily bulbs while they were reduced to $1.00 per bag.......I mean HOW COULD I NOT? I planted them in 3 different locations.
Also, this year, the Hibiscus plant that has been trying to grow at the corner of my garden finally bloomed, and, wonder of all wonders, it is deep pink !
Hallelujah, God is good. I have one original deep pink Hibiscus plant that Rose gave to me the year that I moved here, and no matter how many seeds I have planted from it, they always tend to grow either white, or light pink new plants. Even the plants that have come up at the base of the original are light pink. So I am over-the-moon ecstatic about this new plant.
I also have had great success with Tiger Lilies growing around here now. They are making a beautiful showing this year.
|My phlox are flourishing and multiplying, and have produced a light pink one at their edges....beautiful.|
As far as vegetables go, my tomato plants have one ripening now, plus, there are inch-long cucumbers on the two cucumber plants as well.