These are photos taken today in my sister’s garden in Bow. The flowers and plants are pass-a-long New England favorites collected by my sister, and some newer additions.
The following plants are newer perennials I added to this garden.
This Campanula enchants my sister. In two years it has formed a patch that has tried to crawl over every plant in its path. Nevertheless, it is beautiful and tough, though it does not bloom for more than a few weeks.
Next is Geranium “Rozanne”, one of the best perennials I have every grown. The leaves are pleasing and its purple blue blooms appear from June to frost. It likes good soil, plenty of rain, and sun or part shade.
New Boston garden is below. A view of the landing of the old stone steps with a retaining wall behind.
The grapevine on the stump is the native wild grape, a volunteer. The metal sculpture is from Mexico. The orange flowers are tropical butterfly weed and the Day of the Dead marigold. Plants on the landing are exotics. Sinningias. A magenta phygelius.
The plants in the wall are the Bluestem goldenrod and feral phlox paniculata. They will bloom in late summer.
Above, in the garden below the landing , is Purple Toadflax, a biennial. Once invited into a garden, it never leaves and seeds itself generously. An elderly Flower Club lady, visiting my garden in Nashville, once said to me that she loved watching the bees on this plant. “They make the flowers dance!”, she said.