My Woodland Garden – June 2, 2016

I have finally gotten all of my annual beds weeded, deep dug and planted for the season.  What a good feeling knowing that this is done.

Hibiscus starting a new season
Hibiscus starting a new season

Lots of changes this week.  A question we get alot this time of year with perennials is “I think my hibiscusA died over the winter – I don’t see anything”.  We then explain that it’s one of the last perennials to wake up for the year – waiting until almost June to make it’s appearance.  Mine is no exception.  Pictured here is the new growth for the season as of June 1, 2016.   It is one of those perennials that you need to be patient with.  And – it is worth the wait.

A couple of winters ago when it was a harder winter – I lost my red

William Baffin Climbing Rose
William Baffin Climbing Rose

climbing rose.  We replanted with a William Baffin climber and this year, it is absolutely loaded with buds and they’re just now starting to open.  This spot in our yard gets about 6 hours of direct sunlight a day and it keeps the rose nice and happy.

Hosta Winter Snow
Hosta Winter Snow

I’m not quite sure if it’s the rain from a couple of weeks ago followed by the week of warm weather – but all of my hosta are doing so well this year.  It is such a treat to walk through the main hosta garden and just look at what each one has to offer.  One of my favorites is Hosta Winter Snow.  It is a lighter lime green in color with a cream color border.  Large leaves – this large hosta is a vigorous grower.   The leaves are glossy  which adds to its charm.   Pictured here with other hosta, heuchera and baptisia – it is definitely a specimen plant.

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  1. We have a William Baffin rose that we’ve had for quite a few years now, and this year it is better than ever! More roses, and they are beautiful! I don’t remember it ever being so nice. (I love your newsletters! We first came to your nursery last August and purchased a number of perennials–they are all doing nicely! Too bad we live up in the Cities.)

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