Two fall plants in the English garden, Gregg's blue mist flower, Conoclinium greggii, and a Japanese anemone, Anemone x hybrida purchased so long ago I have lost the name. I would love to have a white one but have not seen the anemone for sale since the time I bought this one.
They spread quickly by underground runners so are easy to propagate. This area of the English garden is fairly shaded from the hot summer sun by the cedars outside the wall although there is less shade now that we have removed the yaupon holly tree. It was leaning forward because of the cedars outside the garden and was just generally in the way. The bed will now be herbaceous plants only.
The Mandevilla vine has reached the top of the trellis but it is not as thick and healthy as it should be. Possibly due to it being on this south facing wall. Maybe a change of location next year I can keep it alive over the winter.
I'm getting ready to change out the plants in the window box in front of the potting shed window but with the profusion of narrow leaf zinnias, Zinnia liniaris and the 90º temperatures I think I will wait. This is a very hot wall.
The Philippine violet, Barleria cristata is just beginning to flower. I can think of no other plant that is as fuss-free as this one. It has never been visited by insect or disease. Famous last words! I now have nearly a dozen of theses plants that have seeded around the garden. Of course they are all along the edge of pathways where the seeds were blown.