Purple and Silver:
Both borders have suffered from our record-breaking heat and dry summer, but the silver/purple garden less-so as they are mostly drought-tolerant plants. The cooler white border, however, has required much more water, especially the lacecap hydrangea. I will not plant these again, but the oakleaf hydrangea or Hydrangea quercifolia has been a champ with little to no extra water. I've said it before: It's one of my top 10 favorite plants of all time. This summer was an experiment to see what did well and what won't make the cut for the next garden in my life. I have at the very least learned a lot - especially my tolerance for watering.
There they all are, the color borders. The only one left to highlight is the pink border which is in the hell strip to the north of the blue border I featured earlier this summer. That is a post I shall save for springtime.
That's it for this week at Chickadee Gardens. As always, thank you for reading and commenting, and until next time, happy gardening!