Garden > left fir
by Rainbow Bobbins
The backyard is flanked on each side by large fir trees — figuring out what to grow under these giants is a challenge but it has been fun to experiment. Some plants were already here like this Rose Campion that I am always posting about. It seems to love it under the fir tree and blue green fuzzy foliage with the bright pink flowers really brightens up the space. Despite its sweet appearance, I know this plant is plotting a slow but methodical take over of the entire yard. See those baby plants? I don’t trust them.
Recently this mystery plant popped up (with the purple flowers a spreading foliage on left). The house was built in the 50s so there is almost 60 years of gardening that has come before me. This plant with the purple flowers was one of those plants where I was waiting to see if it was a weed – then it put out these pretty flowers:
What is it? (After some googling I think it might be Creeping Bellflower.) I like it — as long as it does not continue to spread too far. Fun surprise. Of course none of the items I planted in this area (calla and kniphofia bulbs) have come up.Here is an intentional planting that is starting to thrive — a clematis vine that will eventually be trained to climb up the lilac tree.