My lavender, which has been in the same spot for ten years, kinda hanging in there, never doing that well, is doing absolutely great this year. Lots of new growth, lots of bloom, very fragrant.
I’m in year three of getting foxgloves in the same area, so I think the self-seeding thing is finally taking hold. Yay! I love foxgloves.
Some centaurea montana that I planted in an area that used to be a sunny bed actually bloomed – sparsely – this year; I’d totally forgotten it was there. I moved it to a sunnier spot; let’s hope it decides it likes its new home.
I’ve got some tradescantia volunteering around a birdbath, right at the front of the bed – I don’t mind it at the back of a bed, but this is crowding out some hostas and astilbe, I think I’ll take it out.
I think I’m going to take down the wisteria. It’s huge – so huge that I spend the entire summer cutting it back, cutting it back, cutting it back – which means that the bloom isn’t particularly profuse. Plus it’s not doing good things for the gutters on the porch. That’s a huge project, so I’ve been meditating on it for the last month or so – but I have yet to think “nah, I should leave it” (just “nah, that’s gonna be a total PITA, maybe I’ll do it next weekend”).
The guy who cuts my hair gave me a wonderful assortment of hostas last year; they’re looking good. He also gave me some lychnis, which I hadn’t been familiar with; I should move it back towards the middle of the bed, but I’m liking the gangly stems on this. Plus, silver foliage is always welcome.
How’s your garden looking?