Garden Season 2018

The season was not great, but it could be worst. All the roses were killed to the ground level (except ‘Eddie’s jewel’, ‘Emily Carr’ and ‘Oscar Peterson’) but all of them struggled to come back and bloomed (somewhat) in August; no winter kills.

Rosa ‘Eddie’s Jewel’ in June

Rosa ‘Emily Carr’ with ‘Oscar Peterson’

Many Echinacea either struggled or were in decline except ‘Coconut Lime’, ‘Milkshake’ and most of the pink varieties.

Echinacea ‘Coconut Lime’ in July

Echinacea ‘Milkshake’ in July.

Some Clematis were happy; not only extended their blooming duration, even tried to rebloom here and there.

Clematis ‘Romantika’ in June

Clematis ‘Mrs Harvey’ in July
Clematis texensis ‘Radiance’ in July
Clematis ‘Betty Corning’ in June

Waterlily and Lotus were happy too.

Nymphaea ‘Texas Dawn’ (and the frogs) in July

Lobelia ‘Crown Royal’ were in their second years and were showing off.

Lobelia ‘Crown Royal’ in September

Lobelia ‘Crown Royal’ in September

Normally, a harsh winter like this would kill the wisteria flower buds but not Wisteria macrostachya ‘Blue Moon’

Wisteria macrostachya ‘Blue Moon’ in June

Unlike last year, the fall colours were glorious.

Acer palmatum ‘Seiryu’ in November

Acer palmatum ‘Shojo’ in November
Acer palmatum ‘Koto No Ito’ in November
Acer palmatum ‘Gold Finch’ (GC) in November