denim wave petunia, a new variety ? a bit like jeans, sure.
the fothergilla are well out of spiked blooms, but their unique texture was a pulling sight a few weeks ago.
pewter veil coral bells need a good bit of shade and are a nice white-dipped purple foliage compared to the usual bronze glazed palace purple corall bells. the fern is trying to sneak in some attention too.
this tinkerbell lilac is in terry schwenk's front yard. a more petite, pink lilac-- another charmer in late spring via shrub ways.
also close to the roadside thanks to terry's yard is an orange deciduous azalea, probably the gibraltar cultivar. it is still small and had just a few, blushing fire&flame blooms.
olga rhododendron, now just evergreen leaves.
and another annual after those denim petunia, seemingly slightly picky, is mimulus. these speckled petals reel me in every time ! they bring out my wow talkings.
ever so spotty, they gush of what i'll interpret as lovelove from nature's paintbrush strokes and splatterings.