I was looking back through some photos from this Summer and found this; photos taken while waiting for the bus on the first day of school. I love how excited my boy is about it. And the garden doesn't look half bad either.
In an earlier post, I talked about weigela - I had just gotten a sport of Wine and Roses, which just left me wanting more. I bought the one below, think it's French Lace, as well as a dwarf variety; my Monet. I placed my Monet next to Midnight wine, another dwarf. French Lace is no dwarf. The photo below gives a sense of its size. In the photo, my daughter is about 40". I swear the plant in its second season is 6' at its longest and growing. Weigela bloom on old wood and this season they were amazing.
In the foreground there is a cleome that I got at a Mother's day $2/per 6-pack of annuals sale at the local Market Basket. It was 5 feet tall and it leaning into D. Clearly, worth the $$. The daylily at right was a bonus plant, 'Persian Market', included for free in an Oakes daylily order. Love them - see the color in bloom at right. Rounding out the left of the frame is a plantain lily I got from my sister (now on its 3rd split).