Thursday, July 14, 2011
Hot Days in the Sandbox
It has been hot and dry the last couple of weeks in the Sandbox. The grass is already turning brown and crispy. It was only a few weeks ago that we were exclaiming that the lawn looked pretty good because of all the rain. How quickly things change when you garden on sandy soil.
I thought showing you what is in bloom at the moment would be easier in collages. The first one is Daylily ‘Many Happy Returns”, a lovely peach one that I bought at a garden sale with no name, Daylily, ‘Stella D’Oro’, Echinacea ‘Mango Meadowbright’ and the hardy cactus.
Hot colours just seem to suit the atmosphere in a hot garden in full sun. They just seem to scream “Here I am”.
In the top left is Helenium ‘Sahin’s Early’, Echinacea ‘Hot Papaya”, Gaillardia, Coreopsis, and Yarrow ‘Moonbeam’.
I love Daisies and I grow a few varieties of them. The first in this mosaic is a pink painted daisy with friend, a new variety of Daisy by the name of ‘Banana Cream’ which I have observed blooms a lovely soft butter yellow but as it ages it turns white, a double Daisy that I have lost the tag for and the very common but not unwelcome Oxeye Daisy.
I hope you enjoyed a small look at the flowers blooming in the Sandbox. I will be joining Carole at May Dreams Garden for Garden Bloggers Bloom Day held the 15th of each month.