Friday, June 30, 2006
Tuesday, June 27, 2006
things continue to grow
Still trying to get a good hummingbird picture. Today I was out weeding and one hovered two feet in front of my face. Of course my camera was inside:)Here are some daisies with pink and white Coral Nymph.
The herbs are doing well. Anyone know any recipes that use chives?
This plant was labeled Hummingbird Sage. It looks a lot like Lady In Red Salvia Coccinea to me.
Here is a progress picture of my new flower bed. Things are starting to grow at a good rate.
This is a new plant I'm trying callled Scarlet Hedgenettle or Stachys Coccinea. So far it seems pretty floppy to me. Not sure if I will grow it again.
Sunday, June 25, 2006
I am a
orange cestrum is blooming
Friday, June 23, 2006
Still working on my bird photography
This is a hot lips salvia that I bought on Ebay.(love Ebay for hard to find plants). Depending on conditions they range from red to white with varying combinations.
Wednesday, June 21, 2006
More red flowers
Here is a red lilly.
Here is some Honey Dew Sage. This plant smells great.
The first of the Bee Balm is blooming out front! Once this blooms there should be an increase in the amount of hummingbirds around here. Last year they loved this plant.
Tuesday, June 20, 2006
Another June day in the garden
The snapdragons out front are finally blooming.
Finally getting some peas from the veggie garden. The deer managed to eat about half of the plants this year.
Monday, June 19, 2006
Back in the garden
Sunday, June 18, 2006
Back from vacation, but too rainy for garden pictures
Friday, June 09, 2006
Last images from the garden before vacation
Wednesday, June 07, 2006
more hummingbird plants blooming
This is an Abutilon. I only learned of this plant this year and spotted it at Eberts Nursery in Ixonia. I don't know if it will get big enough for the hummer to use planted in the ground, but I sure like it. It has a great verigated leaves as well. Next year I may try it in a hanging basket.
These are simple coral bells. I don't think this plant is that pretty, but it is actually a perennial here and hummers like it.
This is a Lonicera ‘Blanche Sandman’ honeysuckle. It is not growing as fast as my scarlet dropmore honeysuckle, but it is blooming. I bought two of these from High Country Gardens. Hoping they will take off and return year after year.
Tuesday, June 06, 2006
Lots of plants, but not many hummingbirds
Last year when I first started my hummingbird garden I kept reading that they like salvias. I went out and bought a bunch of meadow salvia(like this May Night). The hummingbirds actually like the more tropical kinds of salvias. While the meadow salvias do great in Wisconsin and return year after year, they are not that great for attracting hummingbirds.
This plant is coral nymph coccinea. I was able to find a store selling flats of these and lady in red coccinea. This should be a great hummingbird plant. I've added these two types of plants to all of my garden beds. Supposidly, they reseed easily as well.
My red Dianthus came back great this year. My front bed is filled with it.