thyme. In the background you can see an old car that my son found in his yard when digging up plants. Of course, he knew just who would want it! Pineapple mint is overflowing by the end of the summer. An old gate provides a backdrop for the garden and is great for helping to stake large plants like iris and orange day lily.
Plants in my garden include lavender, and lots of it. I had to remove my old lavender plants this spring because they had become woody and were splitting. Wanting to try something new, planted Spanish Lavender and I wasn’t as happy with it. You can’t use the buds to dry because the flowers are feathery. I’m not sure they will overwinter, but I plan on adding the Hidicote Lavender which does so well in my garden this spring.
Yarrow made it into the garden this year as well as some small bush type dahlias from tubers. The Russian sage planted last year has returned and is doing well.