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
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
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