Friday, July 13, 2007

Garden Tour 2007

This is one of my favorite sections of the stone wall border. The purple and blue flowers are cornflowers and I’ve been growing them from seed for two years now. They grow next to Calendula ‘Radio’ and Flanders Poppy and I love the combination of colors. The wispy foliage at the right of the picture, also with blue blooms, is Nigella or ‘Love-in-a-Mist’. After blooming they make these really interesting, striped seed pods which you can sort of see at the foreground.

The tall pink flowers in the rear are Asclepias ‘Cinderella’ or butterfly weed and you can see I caught a little white one taking off. I haven’t seen many monarchs this year, and only one swallowtail. And no hummingbirds yet! Bummer!

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