Continuing the theme of massing for impact, here's a variation. This time it's massing by plant type AND by bloom time. At the center and left are two lacecap hydrangeas I'm at a loss to ID by exact name (moved too many times for my recordkeeping to keep up), grouped with a spirea 'Anthony Waterer' and gobs of astilbes. So for you plant nuts who can't bear to plant lots of any one thing, is this better? (Here's another view, more close-up.)
Next, a vision that's certainly ho-hum to most of you – squash in bloom – but one that's seriously exciting to me, the newbie food-grower. Does that mean I'm hooked on kitchen gardening? Possibly, because I can tell you that I loved popping homegrown sugar snap peas into my mouth and baking pizzas topped with homegrown basil. So it turns out that change is possible.Posted by Susan Harris on June 15, 2009 at 4:26 am, in the category Bloom Day.