Thursday, July 27, 2017

Pocket meadow abundance

I've made a lot of posts about the pocket meadow over the years.  It's been a lot of fun.

This year, it's exploded, thanks to my over-planting in its center (there's Silphium perfoliatum, Coreopsis trifoliata, and a Heliopsis cultivar).  Yikes.

And the other side of the driveway --the Salvia guaranitica that was planted years ago (hmm, it's not supposed to be reliably hardy here) has engulfed its space (pruning was necessary last week), along with the Verbena 'Homestead,' Solidago 'Fireworks,' a Joe-Pye Weed, and a volunteer Rudbeckia triloba (an echo from a couple of years ago), make for a vibrant homecoming.
Coming home is nice.


  1. I see we have somewhat similar tastes in plants. I just posted about our S. perfoliatum. Don't have C. tripteris but we do have Rudbeckia laciniata. I much prefer an overstuffed garden to a sparse one.

  2. I loved seeing your gardens in a recent post that you made -- it did remind me of our front plantings!

    I'm thinking about giving Silphium perfoliatum a pass this year, but I may regret it. It's glorious this year.

  3. It does make for a vibrant homecoming, Lisa. What a perfect picture with your house.


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