Monday, July 14, 2008
Looking on the bright side
Having been rather ill-natured about my rudbeckia, it’s only fair to celebrate what’s going right this month. Above is an image you’ve seen on this blog many times: Golden Splendor trumpet lilies. They are offered under various names by several companies; I’ve tried a few but I don’t know which are which. Old House Gardens says their bulbs are the true ones, but I seem to remember they were out of stock when I ordered them. So … whatever. They come up reliably year after year and seem to last longer than the regales or the pink ones. I tried a Copper King variety, I think it was called, and it only came up once. These yellow ones are faithful.
In my garden, containers and annuals are very important. Here’s a pretty juxtaposition of a jasmine I overwinter every year with some white petunias in an old coffeepot. I have over 30 containers in various places, and I rely on them. You can control what’s going on in them so much more, sometimes, than in the beds.