What’s Blooming on the Property: June/July
Nothing says summer more than a bouquet of daisies. They are a great repeat bloomer throughout the summer and nothing brightens a garden more than a pop of white. Best of all our bees love them. You can find them in various spots on the property, waterside and on the front walk.
One of our garden beauties and what I probably get the most questions about! There are many different types of hydrangeas on the grounds, ‘ Endless Summer’, ‘Limelight’ and ‘Snow Queen’. If you visit the woodland garden or stroll past Stars restaurant you will see them in all of their glory. We love to dry them and enjoy their beauty all year long.
Now that our bees are back, we have been busy planting pollinators on the property to keep them busy. Our wild flower field which was planted last summer with a bee and butterfly wildflower mix has begun to blossom with it’s summer color. Out past the cutting garden you will find the field filled with our state flower the Black Eye Susans. You will also find the bees very busy on the lavender in the cutting garden as well.
Shade can be a challenge when planting a garden. Embrace the opportunity to try different species of plants you have never had a chance to try before. Astilbe, Ferns, Coral bells and Hostas to mention just a few, that can fill your shade garden with color and interesting textures and scents. All through the grounds we have little pocket gardens with lots of examples of my shade favorite plants. ‘Francene’ can be found on the gravel path leading up to Aerial and Caledonia. You should stop by and say hello and smell her sweet scented blossoms.