I finally got around to trimming (read "butchering") my English Laurels in the side garden. They had gotten nearly two-stories tall and although they were a really nice screen from the neighbors, I was having visions of being old and grey on a ladder trying to tame them. So they got whopped off at fence height, something I can easily reach from the safety of my two-step ladder. They probably should just come out, but I'll give it some time to see how they fill in.
Lots of bright colors in the garden now.
|A stray summer flower on Magnolia x Jane|
|Agastache foeniculum (Anise Hyssop) seedling with Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora 'George Davison'|
|Gladiolus 'Il Havo'|
|Tree peony foliage changing color.|
|Schizostylis coccinea 'Torero' (Cape Lily)|
|Tigridia pavonia (Mexican Shell Flower) - Fantastic color or a one day bloom!|
|The three Laurels at their new height - they were getting too out of control.|
|Lobelia x speciosa 'Compliment Deep Red' (Cardinal Flower)|
|Lobelia x gerardii (cardinalis x siphilitica)|
|Juncus effusus 'Lemon Swirl' (Rush) being over run by water lettuce.|
|Started topping the tomato plants - they have reached the maximum height.|