Friday, July 01, 2011

Summer garden

It's been a busy summer and I've been letting the garden fend for itself for the most part. Luckily, the plants know what to do, sometimes a little too well.

Nothing says "June" like lilies.
(I know it's July. Shhhh.)
Speaking of June, here's Hosta 'June', the only hosta I ever bought because I liked it and not because I needed a filler in the shade.
Clematis 'Jackmanii', irrepressible as always.
Humulus lupulus, the hops plant I got at the UIC pharmacy garden a few years ago. Somewhere under that mound is a cute little iron trellis. Hahahaha what was I thinking?!
Someday we'll wake up and find the entire house encased in hops. For now it occupies itself with trying to unscrew the hose from the wall.
Happy Summer, everyone!


Rose said...

Your garden seems to be fending quite well by itself, Diane. Your lilies are beautiful, and I love that hosta. I have several "what was I thinking" plants, too:) Right now it's the obedient plant that seems to have overtaken my butterfly garden.

NotSoAngryRedHead said...

So jealous! You can grow hops! My husband homebrews and would like to grow some of his own, but there's always a chance there's some way to do it. Love the blooms! Especially the pink lily!

garden girl said...

June is one of my favorite hostas.

Your lilies are beautiful Diane!