Monday, July 06, 2009

Garden Plants in June - Peloric Foxgloves, Ground Covers, Campanula


This is a peach leaved bell flowers. I have white ones and blue ones. They are about 2 feet tall and are quite floppy, but reliable flowering plants. I have low growing creeping campanulas by the pond and as edging in the front. I also have a campanula that holds it flowers in a cluster. I have the tall ones with smaller flowers in the beds along the garage. They are a good workhorse kind of flower in the garden. Most of them are evergreen. I have a very special one with waxy green leaves and huge flowers while the plant is smaller. This one is in the rock garden and by the primulas bed. This plant develops a huge root system to support the small plants.



This scleranthus bilforun is new to the garden this year. It makes a tight little green mat. The tag says it may be a lawn substitute. I have one in the back garden and one in the front. I hope they are not as invasive as grass. The tag says it is good in pathways and edging.


This cotula hispida is new to my garden this year. the tag says it is suitable for rockeries, walls, paving, gravel gardens and containers, in sun, on well drained soil. I have it planted just at the edge of the round stepping stones. Hopefully I have it high enough, so that it won't get water logged in the winter. The blooms are long lasting.


This is the Irish moss. It is very similar in color, has tiny white blooms but lacks the fragrance of the mint.


This is the Corisican Mint that is filling in around the stepping stones in the back garden. The stone path next to the grass is almost totally filled in with this lovely, fragrance plant and with Irish moos. I have to be diligent about weeding out any unwanted plants like little clover. The clover are tiny and cute but they just take over.



This is a close up side view of the peloric foxglove this year. I had much better photos last year and better flowers too

I have had a very lazy day today. I watered back and front gardens last nite, Today we had a cloudy over cast cool day. We were to get rain, but it didn't happen.

11 comments:

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Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing this link, but unfortunately it seems to be offline... Does anybody have a mirror or another source? Please answer to my post if you do!

I would appreciate if a staff member here at mmmee.blogspot.com could post it.

Thanks,
Charlie

Maggie said...

Hi charlie

This is the link to my photos on Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/groups/982805@N24/discuss/72157613660637094/

I understand Flickr was having some difficulties with their servers or something at one time.

The link worked for me just now

Anonymous said...

Hello,

I have a question for the webmaster/admin here at mmmee.blogspot.com.

May I use some of the information from this blog post right above if I provide a link back to your website?

Thanks,
Oliver

Maggie said...

Hello Oliver

You may use the information. Please let me know where you are linking it to.
Here is a newer post on the Peloric Foxgloves on a discussion thread in a community called In the Garden on Megashot.net
Please come visit us there and set up your own account. :)

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Anonymous said...

Hello,

Thanks for sharing the link - but unfortunately it seems to be not working? Does anybody here at mmmee.blogspot.com have a mirror or another source?


Thanks,
Peter

Maggie said...

Hello Peter

Which link are you referring to?
I just tried all the links in the article and in the comments. They all work for me.
Perhaps you could use Firefox or the Chrome browser? Old Internet Explorer browsers do not work well.

Anonymous said...

Greetings,

This is a message for the webmaster/admin here at mmmee.blogspot.com.

May I use part of the information from this post above if I provide a link back to this site?

Thanks,
Thomas

Anonymous said...

Nice work, regards

Maggie said...

Thomas
Please let me know where you have used the information. Thanks