Knot Garden Is Complete - for now

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

 
My little knot garden is complete for now.  If you are a gardener, you know that a garden
is never finished.  I am already planning for what colorful fall plants I will
plant in September.  It will be here before you know it.


 
This first year I decided on a color theme for the knot garden - blue, purple, white and chartreuse. 
 
So far, I've liked all the plants that made the cut for sun requirement.  Not every plant survived
our massive amounts of rain and starving rabbits though.
 

 
The tall blue flowering plant is Victoria Blue Salvia.  It has it's first full bloom happening right now. 
This morning I noticed that the salvia already needs staking - falling over on the coleus.
Staking or taking a little off the top may need to take place next week.




 
The "Helene Von Stein" Lamb's Ear looks so nice as a back drop.  In front of that is "Black Scallup" Ajuga and Ageratum.  The best part about this combination of plants is the "Lemon Ball" Stonecrop.
It is so bright, it almost glows. 



White Angelonia, "Sparkler" Ajuga,, Periwinkle and lantana
 


 
"David" Garden Phlox
 
I normally don't do any type of mulch on my flowerbeds because I continually plant coleus.
I did top dress the knot garden with several inches of cotton burr compost.  So far this has helped with all the
grass and weeds. 
I hope you are having a nice summer. 
Happy Gardening!
 
 


3 comments:

  1. I am dying over your knot garden. I would love to have one, but am afraid we don't have enough room. I will just live vicariously through your stunning yard and dream that I might have a greener thumb one of these days! ;)

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    1. My knot garden is only 10'x20'. Not very big. You are welcome to come see my garden. I would love for you to come over for your own private garden tour. I can help you with ideas.

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    2. I would absolutely love that!

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