July 2008 in our garden

Yippee! We purchased some new plants for our garden in July! :)

John and I are always excited when we go visiting garden nurseries. Even if we finally end up buying a couple of plants or none at all does not matter. Just being able to check in and admire all the beautiful and awesome plants and flowers therein in astounding forms, shapes and colors is delightfully satisfying, to say the least!

Though new, but in reality, these recent additions are really old fashioned bedding plants which we have previously ‘played with’. They are neither spectacular nor exotic, but attractive and beautiful all the same and will add variety and color to cheer and brighten our days. Besides, their brilliant blooms, especially the scented lantanas and marigolds will be magnets for butterflies and bees, no doubt about that!

Do enjoy the images of our new garden plants! :D

4-picture collage of Lanatan camara
A collage, to display the 4 varieties of Lantana camara, namely (starting from top-right clockwise) ‘Pink Caprice’, ‘Landmark Rose Glow’, ‘Spreading Sunset’ and ‘Monol’

Two bright and cheerful (yellow and orange) Marigold cultivars
Yellow Marigold (Tagetes Erecta / Patula ‘Antigua Yellow’) and Orange Marigold (Tagetes Erecta / Patula ‘Inca Orange’)
Ixora coccinea 'Dwarf Red'
Ixora coccinea ‘Dwarf Red’
– with bright red flowers and small leaves
Gomphrena globosa (Bachelor's buttons, Globe amaranth)
Gomphrena globosa (Bachelor’s buttons, Globe amaranth)
Lovely variegated leaves of Solenostemon scutellarioides (Coleus, Painted/Colored Leaf)
Solenostemon scutellarioides (Coleus, Painted/Colored Leaf, Flame Nettle, Duckfoot)

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