Yikes! The last day of June! So many things I wanted to share with you, and the month just flew by. If I want to share my favorite plant combinations of June while it is still June, I’d better get started. This is the same rose I mentioned in my review of hardy rose books. It’s a Griffith Buck rose called ‘Wanderin’ Wind.’ Last year it didn’t do much, but this year it is putting out a lot more blossoms. I really like it surrounded by ‘Six Hills Giant’ catmint, don’t you?
I haven’t seen it offered anywhere else, not that I get around that much. It looks wonderful fronted by ‘Concord Grape’ spiderwort, which is a bit more common. The color of the two flowers is pretty much identical, and the dusky stalks of the thalictrum echo the color of the Tradescantia foliage. This year, at least, the spiderwort was just getting going with its flower power when the meadow rue was at its peak, and now that the spiderwort is going gangbusters the meadow rue is just about over. I tell myself the meadow rue will have many more flower stalks next year and there will be even more overlap.