I took these this afternoon leaving the Lower East Side for Brooklyn, and home.
Above: Geranium 'Rozanne' somewhat swamped by rain-heavy Nepeta 'Walker's Low.'
The first echinacea! I'll confess, it is not a favourite flower of mine - though some new varieties are spectacular. They are long-blooming though, and tough, so that factored into my choice for this traffic-blown strip of land in New York. I have to check my records to see what variety this is: I have forgotten...
The poor Gaura 'Whirling Butterflies' were puny when they were planted, and I was worried. Now look at them. I had wanted to intersperse them with Calamintha nepeta 'Montrose White', to really knock the bees out - but the Calamintha were still dormant and not viable yet. I think it's just as well. The way things are growing we'll have too many plants.
A hedge of agastache, dwarfing the roses. That wasn't planned.
I'm thinking September for the current lot, future park across the road.
Three weeks after it was planted here.