Posted June 30, 2011 by Racquel in Annuals/Biennials, Macro Shots, Native Plants, Ornamental Shrubs/Trees, Perennials. 9 Comments
( From L-R: Pink Angelonia, Purple Angelonia and Blue Vervain)
(Large background: Hydrangea 'Nikko Blue' and Small inset : Echinops Ritro)
Posted by Linda at Meadowview Thymes on June 30, 2011 at 2:10 pm
Love, LOVE Angelonia! It survives our drought and heat sooo well–plus it is pretty!
Me too Linda, me too! And you listed the three reasons why I love it! :)
Posted by Freda Cameron on June 30, 2011 at 4:30 pm
Do you like that vervain? Does it bloom a long time? I’ve been thinking about adding it. Thanks.
This is actually my second one, the first one succumbed to a wet winter. It needs good drainage and yep it will continue blooming if you deadhead it. :)
Posted by Patsi on June 30, 2011 at 6:04 pm
My hydrangeas are fighting to get enough sun to bloom, I think. Haven’t been too lucky with them.
Really? Mine only get a few hours of morning sunlight at best and that is mostly indirect. Good luck Patsi, I wish I could be more help.
Posted by Janet, The Queen of Seaford on June 30, 2011 at 9:52 pm
I like random things. Very pretty.
Well thanks Janet! :)
Posted by Kathleen on June 30, 2011 at 11:52 pm
I agree, randomness is good!
Blue vervain looks interesting. I wonder if it would grow here???
Your garden is full of beautiful blooms Racquel ~ is it still hot?
Thanks Katheen, It’s suppose to be hardy in zones 3a-8b so I would give it a try. It likes it consistantly moist supposibly but my first one rotted from a wet winter so who knows really. Yep it’s still hot as ever here. I’m hibernating indoors. :)
Posted by Darla on July 1, 2011 at 7:05 am
Thanks Darla! :)
Posted by tina on July 1, 2011 at 5:34 pm
The texture of the angelonia is so pretty.
Thanks Tina, I think so too. :)
Posted by Rose on July 2, 2011 at 8:47 am
Angelonia has become one of my favorite annuals; I planted it in the ground for the first time this year and it’s doing well. Love all these cool shades–perfect on a hot day in July!
Yep I’ve been in love with it for the three years Rose. It works great in containers or in the ground. Thanks! :)
Posted by Rosemary on July 3, 2011 at 7:50 am
thanks Rosemary. :)
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