Since part of the function of this journal is to remind me of what I did in past seasons, I'm hoping this post will tell me where to look for some new flowers next spring. Things that had to get in the ground were piling up around here, so I was outside digging on Saturday. I got a gift certificate for White Flower Farm that I had to use up, so I bought some Alcea (Hollyhock) and put them in my flower patch right in front of the coneflower.
I also planted 6 "Purple Sensation" alium in the patch, as well as 3 here
(in front of the monarda, behind the lupine)
(in front of the peonies, behind the daylilies)
I put a Hellebore in the shade garden just to the left of the lily of the valley.
There were some leftover swiss chard and pea seeds that I put in the vegetable bed.
While digging I came across a couple of things to share
These are the purple pods from the hyacinth bean that bloomed a couple of weeks ago.
And here is the "Peace" rose, which was too late for bloom day, but welcome whenever she appears.