June 13, 2010

White can be a tricky color in the garden because white flowers often turn brown or look discolored.  White blends in with many other colors, though, and glows at night, so here are some pictures of white flowers in my garden over the last few weeks.

This plant that likes shade is Aruncus, also known as Goat’s Beard.  In the back corner of the garden, it gets shade from the Joe Pye Weed and the neighbor’s garage.  In this picture it is next to a tall Foxglove.

This is not the best picture, but it shows two Chicago Lustre Arrowood Viburnum that we planted next to each other hoping they would grow together and form one large shrub 8 to 10 feet high.  We will see how that works out….

The Shasta Daisies are in bloom and the first Red Hot Poker can be seen on the far left.

I got this Incrediball Hydrandea through the mail last year and now it is blooming for the first time.  In the back on the right you can see the other Hydrangea I planted last year. I think the name is Macrophylla and it should be blue or pink, depending on the soil ph, but right now it is starting to look purple.

This white Alyssum seeded itself from last year.  By August the Alyssum and Nasturiums  will spill over most of the sidewalk.

My drought garden came with three butterfly weed plants.  The advertisement showed pink, orange and yellow flowers.  So far I have white butterfly weed and a dark pink variety getting ready to bloom.  I planted orange butterfly weed, too, which is my favorite.


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