Friday, August 7, 2009

Eye Candy

'Minnesota Midget' Muskmelon- HEIRLOOM, compact, 3-4' vines, absolutely covered in yellow blossoms, bumblebees, and tiny melons. Annual.

'Brite Eyes' Climbing Rose (RADbrite)- Developed by William Radnor, the same man that bred the famous Knockout roses. Extremely disease resistant, beetles love to devour the foliage early in the season although the leaves do rejuvenate well. This rose is in it's third season (and second location). Intertwined with a Nelly Moser clematis (just purchased last season) and is showing its first bloom forming at the top of the picture. Hardy in zones 5-8.

'Butterfly Mix' Pink Pentas - hybrid, low growing pentas, 1'x1', no disease, pest, or other health issues. Heavy bloomer. Bees of all kinds are attracted to this plant. They were all over this plant when I took this picture. Annual.

'Little Joe' Joe Pye Weed- Eupatorium purpureum- a dwarf; 4' tall by 2 1/2 to 3' wide. Lavender/pink flowers. Attractive to bees and butterflies. I hear that deer do not care for this plant. Hardy in zones 3-8.

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