Coral Penstemon barbatus
Another beautiful week in the garden. The weather has been hot the past few days, a bit too dry, but thunderstorms are predicted later today through tomorrow. We need the rain!
Highlights in my garden this week (hover over or click photos for ID):
Swamp Milkweed (Asclepias incarnata)
Lettuce Leaf Poppy (Papaver somniferum)
Coral Penstemon barbatus
Pink Nicotiana alata and Sundrops (Oenothera fruticosa)
Hosta ‘Bressingham Blue’ with white Astilbe chinensis
Japanese Iris (I. ensata)
Rosa ‘New Dawn’
Clematis ‘Madame Julia Correvon’
I’m linking up with Gillian at Country Gardens UK for her weekly ‘Looking Good’ garden showcase. Click the link to see her and other gardener’s highlights this week.
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I especially liked the Lettuce Leaf Poppy and the Cherokee Clematis. All very pretty flowers.
Thank you kindly, Jim. I saw ‘Cherokee’ at the nursery this spring and just HAD to buy it! The poppies self-sow every year – such an easy, eye-catching plant.
Gorgeous, love the clematis with droplets on it.
Beautiful! And you’re not going to believe this—or maybe you will—but I have blue glass ball in my garden that looks very much like the one you have in yours. Son of a biscuit!
Ha, of course, ‘Cousin!’
A gift from my son, the white swirl glows in the dark. Looks great out there with the fireflies!
Beautiful Thanks so much for sharing them.
Thank You, Pamela!
It really is looking lovely Eliza. That penstemon is a beauty. 🙂
Thank you, Cathy. I love that plant!
Great gallery of colours – things certainly looking good in your garden Eliza!
Lovely Eliza! Hope you get your rain soon.
Thank you, Karen. Fingers crossed!
Coral Penstemon and Cherokee- every time I see them, I dream of having them in my garden. 🙂 Beautiful garden, Eliza. And also happy rainy weekend! I love rain.
Thank you so much, Archita. The coral penstemon are particularly nice this year.
it is all looking good, Eliza. I particularly like your clematis ‘Cherokee’ – a real beauty.
Thank you, Ann. A newcomer in my garden – it was love at first sight!
Oh these images are absolutely stunning. Just beautiful.
Thank you so much, Sylvia. 🙂
All lovely shots, I particularly like the clematis.
Thank you, Belinda. Do you garden?
Lots of house plants but no planters (as of yet) on my balcony😊
Maybe you can get something to attract hummingbirds – now that would be a great photo op with no traveling!
We’re several stories up, the bees seldom make it up this high:)
Soooooo pretty. You much love being around all the beautiful flowers everyday.
Thank you, Gigi. I do love my gardens, they give me a lot of pleasure. Tonight the nicotiana filled the air with the scent of honey. Bliss!
Wow, things are looking beautiful–and the coral penstemon are quite something.
Thank you, Lisa. They are a very hardy plant with a long bloom period. What’s not to love? 😉
You have an amazing garden. Gorgeous shots.
Coral Penstemon barbatus is so light and airy. What a great plant to have in your garden. I love the shot of the hostas and astilbe. I must try astilbe again. I’ve given up on hostas.
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I love the nicotiana and milkweed (swamp, is it?). You have a beautiful variety of colors and shapes.
Beautiful captures, what a lovely garden you have! 🙂
Thank you very much, Inger! Have a great weekend. 🙂
Beautiful Eliza. We have that coral penstemon. It grows wild and is known as skyrockets. All or your pictures are really lovely.
Thank you, Mary. High Country Gardens, a Santa Fe NM nursery, offers it (and many other awesome plants). Do you know it? Great drought tolerant plants!
Your clematis look so robust, fresh. Mine have withered in this terrible heat and humidity, Bet the hummingbirds love that penstemon?
I mulch clematis well and plant things nearby so their roots are shaded. That helps. Yes, very well provided for are the hummingbirds around here!
Those coral flowers are gorgeous!
Thank you, Sarah – they really stand out in the garden!
Your garden is indeed looking good, Eliza! I love that Penstemon and wish they performed as well here.
Thanks, Kris. I’m surprised to hear that penstemon don’t perform well for you. I hear they grow wild in NM. Maybe you don’t get a full dormancy perhaps?
What variety! My favorite is the milkweed, I think. 😉
It is a pretty flower and its scent is sweet. I wish we had more butterflies. Perhaps it is an off-cycle year.
This is great Eliza, magnifico!
Muchas gracias, Maria!
Such magnificence in these flower designs – some like bells, others displaying in full throated colour; what a visual treat!
Thank you so much, Liz. Glad you enjoyed them. 🙂
These are very pretty. I especially liked the coral penstemon barbatus. It made me think of lupins that had been on a diet. 🙂
😀 Yes, skinny lupines! Thanks, Bun.
Beautiful Eliza! LOVE that Penstemon. I am missing my garden.
Thank you, Kathy. You must be at the lake? Which has its own good aspects…no relentless to-do weeding list. 🙂
Eliza, such beautiful photos – what a delight to see your garden in bloom! I see that we grow many of the same plants but I’ve never had luck with Penstemons. Your Coral Penstemon is spectacular – all of those lovely wands of color.
Thank you kindly, Lynn. Full sun and dry to well-drained soil for penstemons I’ve found is best. You might try again, my first attempts failed, too. One I fell in love with this spring is Penstemon heterophyllus ‘Electric Blue’ – OMG Gorgeous!
Love the purple milkweed. Been looking for seeds of that plant.
I’d be happy to send you some in the fall, if you would like. Just email me your address at email@example.com They usually ripen in October.