It's such a great time for the garden right now, everything is looking so lush and green. We had a crazy thunderstorm last night, with terrible thunder and lightning, but everything seems okay this morning. I worked in the garden a lot this weekend, tearing out a lot of Boston ivy that was threatening to take down the fence. I continued with staking some plants, and tying up my autumn clematis along the gate. I also trimmed back all the catmint and candytuft that borders my front garden, attempting to keep it neat and tidy. I am also overrun with lily of the valley in the front bed, so even though I hated to do it, I tore out a lot of that, too (I have a lot in other areas too, where I am happier to let it spread).
My styrax tree is blooming too, and looks so pretty, even as the flowers fall to the ground.
|Hellebore, Hosta, and Fern|
And a random foxglove popped up in the front perennial garden. I haven't had foxgloves for a couple of years, but this one must have been hibernating and decided to bloom this year. I love foxgloves, but our hot and humid summers are not their favorite climate. When I deadhead flowers like this, I usually shred them right in the garden. I have had a lot of plants re-seed in this way, and results in surprises like this one.