Paeonia 'Buckeye Belle'

Mon June 6, 2011 – Summer is around the corner

Paeonia ‘Buckeye Belle’ (Semi-Double Peony) Entry Garden; This peony is definitely a show stopper!  The footprints into the bed to get that up-close photo are unmistakable – so many more to come but please enjoy from the path.  Cheers!

 Amsonia tabernaemontana (Blue Star) Entry Garden; This perennial is native to Eastern North America and a perfect addition to the herbaceaous border or meadow garden.

Allium christophii (Stars of Persia) Entry Garden; A very showy allium with as many as 100 star-shaped flowers per flower umbel.  (Can you find the bee in this photo?)

Salvia x sylvestris ‘East Friesland’ (Perennial Sage) Entry Garden; This German selection has a compact habit with deep violet purple flowers.  I prefer to cut back spent flowers stalks to new growth after flowering.

Lupinus Russell hybrids (Russell Lupine) Demonstration Courtyard; A sure sign of early summer, the tall spires of Lupines grow best in deep rich soil which is slightly acidic.  Our Lupines have returned annually to the same location, setting seed each year.

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