Have you ever tried Lantana in your sun-loving pots? This picture is of the blooms on a Lantana TREE that we have down here in the nursery (a beautiful patio tree FULL of these orange and yellow blooms)!
Butterflies and hummingbirds are attracted to it, and we love it for it's summer-long, intensely-bright color (not to mention the fact that it is a water-wise choice)!
I had to stop as I walked by the Heuchera table this morning. Almost all of them have bright, vivid bloom stalks on them. They are pretty enough with just foliage, but they are over-the-top when in bloom!
P.S. I had a visitor in my garden a couple days ago...
I don't mind snakes. In fact, I like them to be in my garden because of the beneficial rodent control aspect they bring, but they really should learn to start moving out of the way before I am 1 foot in front of them!
It has already started to bloom for the summer and looks beautiful against this stone wall backdrop. If I had taken the picture from further away you would have seen it next to deep blue delphiniums and 'Tamora' roses. Everything looks so fresh this time of year (except for the slight mess last night's windstorm left behind...).
Enjoy the cool day! Perfect day for garden projects!
I have to admit that occasionally I get in a planting rut. When I plant my garden, I ALWAYS grow Oregon Sugar Pod peas. I love them. They are sweet and tender, and produce like crazy, but this year I decided to try something different- Dwarf Grey Sugar Pod Peas. I liked the name. (What can I say? Any name with the word 'sugar' in it is has GOT to be good! :) I seeded a touch late so mine are just now blooming, and I was pleasantly surprised by the color! I am just loving them!