Sat. Nov 27th, 2021

Robin’s New Hampshire Garden

Today we’re in Kensington, New Hampshire, visiting with Robin Hess.

Here are some photos from my seacoast New Hampshire garden this September. I have been gardening for about four years and especially love hostas. My garden is mostly sun with hardly any shade, which has been a challenge.

three purple coneflowersConeflowers (Echinacea purpurea, Zones 3–8)

dark purple and cream colored flowerA stunning hybrid daylily (Hemerocallis hybrid, Zones 4–9) with high-contrast purple-and-cream blooms.

light purple flower with delicate petalsWe usually think of hostas (Hosta hybrids, Zones 4–9) as foliage plants, but the flowers can be quite attractive as well.

ornamental grass with small golden plumesThe tawny flower heads of Calamagrostis acutiflora ‘Karl Foerster’ (Zones 5–9) are lined up against a perfect fall blue sky.

bumblebee on lavender blossomLavender (Lavandula sp., Zones 5–9) with late-season blooms is being enjoyed by a bumblebee.

plant with white flowers in front of pink hydrangeaWhite liatris (Liatris sp., Zones 3–8) contrasts with a backdrop of aging hydrangea (Hydrangea paniculata, Zones 3–9).

hydrangea with light yellow flowersHydrangea paniculata ‘Limelight’ (Zones 3–9)

green and dark purple berries on pink stemPokeweed (Phytolacca americana, Zones 4–8) is a native plant that is often considered a weed, but it has a lot of beauty to offer, and its berries are much loved by birds.

flower bud beginning to openA flower bud of rose of Sharon (Hibiscus syriacus, Zones 5–8)

frog sitting on a garden hoseThis last photos is of a gray tree frog taking advantage of the condensation on the garden hose. The frogs “live” in my watering can. After I empty a few cans of water they tend to come out, so I rush back to the place where they live to be sure they don’t end up in harm’s way. They have been hanging out in my watering can for three summers now.

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Published at Tue, 16 Nov 2021 03:00:37 -0500

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