On the garage side of the house, a plumbago hedge is fully decked out:
Right behind the fence, a recently pruned Aloysia Virgata, still sports a few white blooms:
I know you’ll never guess this next plant Well, maybe someone will…….
One more chance? Perhaps a zoom-out to the whole plant will help?
Call me crazy but this particular dog fennel grew so big (and was so covered with tiny flowers!) I HAD to keep it around…at least until the tiny buds morph into fluff! When that happens? Sayonara city!
–Tip for removing plants with dandelion-type “fluff” Cover the “offender” with an appropriately sized trash bag; clench the bag tightly around the base, then yank until the roots break free. Using a bag helps eliminate reseeding…..and sneezing!
That’s it for blue and white, so now we’re at the Ranchero for a little red:
If you’re thinking that Canna is too close to the ground, you’re right! By this time of summer, the more mature cannas have sent up several blooming stalks. Each stalk adds a foot or more to the stem, making it prone to “wind bend.” As soon as the flowers fall off, I’ll cut this one back to its uppermost foliage–no sneeze bag required!
And now, I’m off to an evening holiday barbecue and backyard fireworks!
Until next time…..