Wordless Wednesday—May Delights

Old-fashioned Rose

Old-fashioned Rose

Hydrangea quercifolia 'Ruby Slippers'  (Lil' Ruby dwarf Oakleaf Hydrangea)

Hydrangea quercifolia ‘Ruby Slippers’ (Lil’ Ruby dwarf Oakleaf Hydrangea)

Penstemon  mexicali 'Pike's Peak Purple' (Beardtongue)

Penstemon mexicali ‘Pike’s Peak Purple’ (Beardtongue)

Achillea x 'Appleblossom' (Yarrow)

Achillea x ‘Appleblossom’ (Yarrow)

14 thoughts on “Wordless Wednesday—May Delights

    1. pbmgarden Post author

      I like that achillea but it doesn’t look nice for long. Most of the roses are done, the heat is too much for them. Glad I found one to remember for this spring.

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  1. Christina

    Penstemon mexicali ‘Pike’s Peak Purple’ is a gorgeous colour, it looked different in hte post the other day; just proves that the light makes all the difference.

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      I see what you mean about the color. From the picture the other day it looked like it would be pinker when it opened, more like the ‘Red Rocks.’

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  2. Judy @ newenglandgardenandthread

    These beauties definitely don’t need words – they are just gorgeous. I do not have Beardtongue but have the others although my roses and hydrangeas are really struggling after the winter they lived through. One of my roses has a single leaf on it, but I can’t bring myself to toss it so I’ll see if it can come back.

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Thanks Judy. Hope your roses and hydrangeas pull through. It’s heartbreaking to lose them. My mophead hydrangeas have plenty of nice green foliage but the buds were ruined again this year by a late freeze, so no blooms again this year.

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Hi Julie. Thanks! It’s better today–85°F (29°C) instead of yesterday’s nearly 90°F (32°C). My garden’s in full sun at midday so had to come inside a few minutes ago. Gives me a break from weeding and mulching.

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      I planted Pike’s Peak Purple penstemon in my labyrinth when it was first completed, thinking I was done and these plants would just behave. Its color is really nice, but unfortunately only one remains. Husker’s Red on the other hand has been self-seeding prolifically.

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