Text and photos ©Nancy J. Ondra
Just a few flowery and foliar highlights from southeastern Pennsylvania this month. Above, a zinnia from the ‘Hot Crayon Colors’ seed blend from Renee’s Garden Seeds.
One of my late-summer favorites, Patrinia scabiosifolia:
‘Henry Eilers’ rudbeckia (Rudbeckia subtomentosa) with ‘Bagessen’s Gold’ boxleaf honeysuckle (Lonicera nitida):
Sanguisorba tenuifolia with ‘Coppelia’ sneezeweed (Helenium hybrid):
‘Limerock Dream’ coreopsis with Fine Wine weigela (Weigela florida ‘Bramwell’):
‘Sylphid’ plumed celosia:
A spike celosia I call ‘Mega Punk’ (it started out as the short ‘Punky Red’, then apparently crossed with some other celosias in my garden, so now I have a strain that’s much taller, with bright red stems):
I finally got red-leaved rice (Oryza sativa ‘Red Dragon’) going this year! One advantage of the extra-wet weather, I guess. I can’t wait to see it in seed.
Here’s ‘Haight Ashbury’ hibiscus (Hibiscus acetosella) with the foliage of pink polka-dot plant (Hypoestes phyllostachya ‘Splash Select Pink’) and widow’s tears (Tinantia erecta).
And last, Tradescantia zebrina with variegated liriope (Liriope muscari ‘Variegata’), and a seedling of Sunshine Blue caryopteris (Caryopteris incana ‘Jason’).
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