Thursday, June 18, 2015
Garden Fragrance: June
The big surprise is that the infant Lagerstroemia "Rhapsody in Pink", which I bought and planted just as weather turned quite warm, has continued to throw off a few blossoms. I expect it to bloom a good deal earlier in the year in future; but for now here it is, flowering. A determined nose can catch a sweet scent.
In the meantime, my sister and I are varying the summer by starting a container garden on the back patio, which is shaded by a long, heavy roof. Conditions here are much pleasanter, though the hot west wind still limits the range for plants. But our small collection of potted roses is beginning to settle in. "Tropicana", known in the UK as "Super Star", is a classic hybrid tea originally raised by Tantau in 1960. It is lightly scented, and the colour glows beautifully in the bright shade.
Scent in the Garden meme, hosted by Wellywoman, which encouraged me to plan for this wonderful aspect of garden design!
Agastache "Apricot Sprite" blooming gamely - if a little thinly now - in the desert garden in June...