This is my first Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day ever, so welcome to the new people that I assume will visit Altroverde.
We had the hottest days of the year this july, temperatures up to 37°C (circa 99°F) damp air but not enough rain. Crazy. Anyway I put aside some nice pictures for you in these days, I think from now on (and for the next 3-4 months) the Grasses Garden is at its best.
Miscanthus sin. 'Ferne Osten' is rather short but the first in bloom in my garden. I love the way it captures light and shine.
The main bed of grasses is half-moon shaped and plants are massed as to create a kind of waves. Here you can see Molinia caerulea 'Transparent' creating a watermark over Panicum virg. 'Shenandoah'
Panicum v. 'Shenandoah' on the left, echinacea p. 'Rubinzwerg', a very small (yet) rosa glauca and at the bottom the nice leaves of helianthus salicifolius.
Similar view but from another point. Here are perowskia atriplicifolia and calamagrostis acutiflora 'Stricta' in addition
Moving towards the pool you can see the reverse of the bed above. I left that thistle (cirsium vulgaris) on the right because I find it interesting. I like a lot veronicastrums as well. The white one at the bottom is just the ‘Alba” form.
Next to the thistle a fucsia salvia greggii is capturing its fluffy seeds with its sticky flowers that look rather indignant by the way they keep the mouth closed
My tools for weeding left on the bench: water, cigarettes, cap and the yellow weed-eater bin.
By the pool the lotus (nelumbo nucifera) has finally bloomed. Unfortunately I only saw it closed at mornings and evenings
Until you come home one fine day and find the lotus has just faded without saying goodbye
Hydrangea paniculata 'Vanilla et Fraise' is in bloom. It has a h.p. 'Phantom' very close but this variety is the one I prefer: purple stems, very exuberant in full sun too, big fully vanilla flowers that age to strawberry tones.
Last but not least a far echinacea p. 'White Swan' seen trough blue veronica longifoglia curly flowers and deschampsia caespitosa 'Goldtau' golden laces.
Thank you for passing by and eventually dropping a line.
Do you really want to end up biting your lips for envy?? Follow the link and see what is blooming in gardens around the World thanks to Carol from May Dreams Gardens and Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day.