The Retreat in Progress

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Favorite Things

I love the color purple in the garden. It's warm and inviting and playful and peppy at the same time. There are many plants that you can use in the garden to capture the power of purple, but one of my favorite plants is the Mexican Bush Sage (Salvia Leucantha). This beauty has long, soft, velvety flower spikes that butterflies and hummingbird birds are drawn to.  

This particular plant was given to me as a pass along plant less than a year ago and it is a show stopper. I also love to use it in cut flower arrangements.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Garden Blogger's Bloom Day

This is my first Garden Blogger's Bloom Day post.  The 15th of the month is the date for garden bloggers to display what is blooming that day.  I finally remembered to put it on my calendar so I could post some of the wonderful things going on in the garden.

Many things were blooming today, but I am limiting the post to my favorite photos.


Wisconsin Ditch Lily

Greg's Mistflower

Blackfoot Daisy

Indian Blanket


Four O'Clocks







Lemon Bee Balm

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Indian Blanket

Indian Blanket from the cutting garden.