Friday, July 10, 2009

More of What's Happening in "Shady's Land"

In the Front Sunny Corner, there are a couple more daylilies blooming.
Unfortunately (how does this Happen??) no names.

My Butterfly Bush named 'Adonis Blue'
was planted last Spring (2008) and it's good to see that it's happy.
This is a dwarf variety, growing about 3 or 3 1/2 feet tall.

Each little blossom has a bright orange center.

This is in the Backyard:

'My Reggae Tiger'

Someone's trying to Tame this tiger! ;-)
This makes me say "Wow!" :-)
Nothing "Shady" here, either!


Rose said...

I do like that butterfly bush! I've been wanting one, but didn't really want something so big; I'll have to look for this cultivar. Lovely lilies! I can't identify most of mine either, because they were passalongs.

bobbie said...

Lilies and a butterfly bush - perfect combination! They are beautiful.

Shady Gardener said...

Hi Rose, 'Adonis Blue' is really true to form so far. It's really only about 3 1/2 feet tall or so right now. I don't have a large space to dedicate either, so it's in the front part of the flower bed I created last Spring. :-)

Hi Bobbie, I love the purple and orange! How are you? I need to visit! (This is the wonderfully busy time outdoors, isn't it?)

Mr. McGregor's Daughter said...

Great shot of the ant in the Daylily. We were recently discussing the merits of dwarf Butterfly Bushes, as Elizabeth Licata has one that is 10 feet tall now. I like the color of 'Adonis Blue,' he's quite a hunk!

Nutty Gnome said...

Wow indeed - that 'My Reggae Tiger' is glorious ....I don't generally like orange flowers, but that one is something else! :)

Rosey Pollen said...

Sweet orange lilies! I love orange when it is mixed with purple. I like the bright stuff!

gardenerprogress/Catherine said...

I love all those daylilies! I've recently heard about that dwarf butterfly bush, and it sure is pretty! Perfect size for a small garden.

Shady Gardener said...

MMD, Should I call him "Hunky Adonis?" ;-) Hope he stays dwarf, however. Loved your daughter's post!

Hi Nutty Gnome, It really is as beautiful in person. We think we know what we like, and then along comes something like this! ;-)

Rosey, I do, too. They're not side by side, but I suppose I could change that. :-)

Anonymous said...

Those lilies look great. I bet the bees and butterflies love them.

MissyM said...

I just saw a dwarf butterfly bush this year for the first time. I love your daylilies. I had some here when we bought this house, so I have no idea what they are named. I am beginning to love orange more and more.

guild-rez said...

Butterfly Bush 'Adonis Blue' is beautiful addition to your garden. Love to watch butterflies and hummingbirds arriving in the garden to visit the butterfly bush.
Thank you for your visit,

troutbirder said...

Great. I need to investigate those rockets. btw did you ever do a post on how to keep track of the names of all these flowers like you do??? I definitely need a tutorial. :)

Lisa at Greenbow said...

What lovlies you have in your spare amount of sun.

Shady Gardener said...

Hi Catherine, Judging by the time of our posts, we were typing simultaneously! You beat me, though. :-) It is a very cute BB. I should post a photo of the entire plant and its surroundings to better show its size.

Hi Chad and Brandy! Thanks for stopping. I'm thinking perhaps hummingbirds might like them, too?

MissyM, Hello! If you're liking the color orange, and you like butterflies, you'd really like Butterfly Milkweed (Asclepias).

Hi Gisela, You probably own a full sized BB? 'Black Knight' was one I'd always wanted. They're one of the butterfly magnets, aren't they?

Troutbirder, I made a vow after we moved here, that I was going to try Very Hard to keep the store tags and order forms, make my own garden markers, and create garden bed maps. So far, I've done pretty well. I've "goofed up" several times, however... but that's okay, too. There are wonderful help sites for finding the botanical names, too.

Lisa, Many plants condone a certain amount of shade. I've found that daylilies can tolerate quite an amount of shade, as long as they get a certain amount of sunlight (and/or Bright Light). :-)