It's Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day, the creation of Carol at May Dreams Gardens, and I've spent all day outside again. Yesterday I pruned the Turks' Caps down to the ground, leaving a few in one area for the hummers. Today I started the process of digging daylilies from the soon to be redesigned daylily bed, which will become more of a meadow border. By the time I called it quits for the day, I only had a small window of opportunity (WOO, as Carol calls it ... the woman does love her acronyms) for picture taking. That was cut short by the determined efforts of the mosquitoes, which are all too prevalent despite the lack of rain. Time is of the essence if I want to get a good night's sleep before I leave for a beach weekend with my WOW pals (WOW is short for Women of W[h]ine). So I beg your kind indulgence for indulging in no further ado. I give you a few of the blooms of Wit's End (some of them stressed by the lack of rain).
|Coral Vine: Pink and White
|The Symphyotricum formerly known as Aster oblongifolius
|Rose 'La Marne'
|Shasta Daisy 'Daisy May', New from Proven Winners
|Pink Skullcap (Scutellaria)
|Shrimp Plant, Pink aka Fruit Cocktail (Justicia spp.)
|Toad Lilies (Tricyrtis)