Hey, Honey! Let’s Plant on the Hottest Day of the Year!

June 17, 2011 1 Comment

We needed to fill some holes in the front raised bed and we needed to get a couple of butterfly bushes for one of the back beds.  Oh, and while we’re at it, let’s get another trumpet vine, some sedum and some more columbine.

I found a white Bellflower (Persicifolia White Campanula) that will look terrific in our front bed.

The orange on the left is Orange Marmalade Crossandra, a tropical annual that really sets off the hardy geraniums. On the top right, the yellow is Lemon Symphony Osteospermum. They should look great with the other two along with the purple petunias I planted a couple of weeks ago.

The Columbine patch. We have white, very large light blue, red and orange, yellow, black, red and I suppose there is some other color combination in here, too. Our new ones are Lime Sorbet, Clementine Rid and Crimson Star.

Of course, when you buy the stuff you have to get it in the ground.  And in the heat of the weekend, keeping them in the pots is going to dry them out even faster.  So… Sunday and Monday afternoons were spent digging, fertilizing and watering the new stuff.

Black Knight Butterfly Bush

A red butterfly bush is keeping my rose bush, Sven, company.


So far, they seem to be doing alright.  And by the time the next round of obnoxiously hot and humid weather comes around, they should have better developed root systems.  And I’ll be way to tired of the heat to actually do any work outside in that obnoxious heat and humidity.  That’s why they invented air conditioning, right?

Dig it!

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  1. JK says:

    I thought I was the only one who did silly things like that! I managed to buy 5 new ornamental grasses when it was the 90 degrees out, I had dirt, sweat, you name it plastered to my face, hands and capri’s. It was a mess!

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