hosta ‘ royal standard’

Hosta ‘Royal Standard’ is truly the king of my hosta collection.  There is nothing too special about its plain green leaves, but “wow”, does it put on a show in August, when not much else is blooming in the shade garden. I probably have at least ten different varieties of hostas, if not more, but this one is my favorite.  This is one of those … Continue reading hosta ‘ royal standard’

finally . . . roses

Finally . . . I have some roses.  The first flush was very pitiful, but the second bloom, although still minimal, is at least more promising. These are pink ‘Knock Out’ roses, supposedly very hardy, and will grow anywhere. I was first impressed with these roses when I saw them planted in front of a Wendy’s fast food restaurant on a busy main street in … Continue reading finally . . . roses

rainy weekend

Who doesn’t love a rainy day?  Softly falling rain, soothing like music to the eyes, ears, and soul after a dry spell. Promises of rain often come to naught, especially when desperately needed.  But, it’s a whole weekend drinking binge forecast for the thirsty ground and plants.  Every gardener and farmer must be as happy as their thirsty plants. I plan to spend some of … Continue reading rainy weekend

finally in ~ six on saturday

I was finally able this morning to plant my echinacea in their new homes.  Last evening, I dropped the final branches in this area which was the reason for not planting sooner.  Here is the final planting, which is looking very sparse and even a little pitiful, but time will take care of that. There are also a couple hydrangea back here that haven’t done … Continue reading finally in ~ six on saturday