A month has gone by, time to check out what’s happening in the garden.
We had lots of rain in May. I thought the slugs were eating my flowers. Turns out it was sawfly larvae. They were small and green and matched the flower stems so well that I couldn’t see them. But, I saw what they did! The azalea leaves were stripped bare. The roses were devoured. The marigolds, too!
When I finally figured out what was going on, it was too late. I hand-picked some off, but the climbing roses and David Austin hybrid are toast.
Nevertheless, we still have some fabulous plants to enjoy!
The Siberian iris has popped, too.
And, the Bearded iris continues to flourish.
I actually had some rose survivors! They are the tried and true wild roses. I guess there is a reason they’ve been around this long.
These flowers are so bright that I had difficulty photographing them. The leaves get a bit sloppy, but the fluorescent show goes on all summer.
This ornamental elderberry is one of the few purple-colored foliage plants that I grow. Because we have a lot of shade, the darker plants don’t thrive. The pink lace flowers against the dark leaves look elegant.
The berries must love the rain, because they’ve never looked this good. I’ve got to get the netting up before the jays find them.
When I planted this climbing hydrangea, it was in a gallon pot. It took a few years to really get growing, but now it is going gangbusters!
That wraps up the latest blooms around here. What’s “growing on” in your garden?
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