Wanted to share once again with Fishtail Cottage "Cottage Garden Party".
I'm sure you tired of me saying how much I miss my garden this year,
the heat and drought was unforgiving, and even though it's cooled off,
much is to late to recover.
So let me share with you some of my few remains...
One of my favorite annuals, second only to Heirloom Balsaam...
Love the variegated color. I have collected seeds, but I have found Mallow does like to be transplanted, likes only to grow from where it falls.
Rose of Sharon - I found this plant tucked far behind in my garden, one which I had not planted. I was pleased to see her thriving there in the background hidden! At the base is a Gooseneck Loosestrife (Lysimachia).
Closeup of Rose of Sharon
The Gooseneck has also suffered from the extreme temperatures. Typically their flower would be bent over, like this
It's a great perennial for shaded areas, easily self seeds and fills in difficult areas quickly. Easy to maintain and control.
My fourth, last sparse flush of Wisteria.
Another surprise find, John Cabot Rose, a great rose for zone 5, and grows easily to 15 feet.
Joe Pye Weed, a native plant, you will often see them out the woods, lush and plentiful.
Then I was delighted to see the prettiest, small white butterfly!
What pretties do you have in your garden?