'Black Knight' pincushion flower (Scabiosa atropurpurea) with 'Gartenmeister Bonstedt' fuchsia and Mellow Yellow spirea (Spiraea thunbergii 'Ogon')
I’d thought to start this post with some grumblings about the weather, but compared to what many parts of the U.S. have been facing, we’ve been getting off fairly easily here in southeastern Pennsylvania. So without further chatter, here are some Bloom Day highlights from my own garden, as well as from the plantings I help to care for at Linden Hill Gardens in Ottsville, PA. For links to more Bloom Day posts from all over the globe, be sure to check out the main Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day post at May Dreams Gardens.
'Croftway Purple Prince' cape fuchsia (Phygelius) with 'Toffee Twist' sedge (Carex)
Summer Sorbet blue mist shrub (Caryopteris x clandonensis 'Dyraisey')
New England aster (Aster novae-angliae) seedlings with variegated pokeweed (Phytolacca americana 'Silberstein')
Shrimp plant (Justicia brandegeana) with 'Caramel' heuchera (Heuchera villosa)
Gentiana triflora var. japonica with 'Silvery Sunproof' lilyturf (Liriope muscari)
'Sunny Smile' dwarf sunflower (Helianthus annuus) with 'Aztec Orange' zinnia (Zinnia elegans) and 'Lemon Queen' perennial sunflower (Helianthus)
Joe-Pye weed (Eupatorium hybrid) with orange coneflower (Rudbeckia fulgida var. fulgida) and ironweeds (Vernonia hybrids)
Red orach (Atriplex hortensis var. rubra) seedheads, golden elderberry (Sambucus nigra 'Aurea'), purple fountain grass (Pennisetum setaceum 'Rubrum'), 'Profusion Orange' zinnia, chrysanthemum, and 'Taurus' mountain fleeceflower (Persicaria amplexicaulis)
Japanese yellow sage (Salvia koyamae) with 'Dark Star' coleus and Golden Spirit smoke bush (Cotinus coggygria)
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