ART & INSPIRATION FROM KATHY BOECHER©
I love these magnificent, showy flowers –
Colored pink, mauve, deep indigo and a blend of all,
This year I’ve had back luck with these blooms,
Late in the season I discovered they do not do well in close proximity to black walnut trees and we have one humungeous walnut, shedding walnuts at the present. Having taken one back to the nursery for a replacement, and sticking the dead bush into the far back yard on a whim, resulted in some late blooming foliage, but no blooms. The replacement took a turn for the worse and it too has been moved.
I’m hopeful that next spring will bring new life from both of them and a plethora of new growth. As with all gardening, it’s a test in patience. Waiting and waiting and then waiting again. In the meantime, I’ll paint them.