So without further ado, here are this years best!
First place for growth is 'Kewlopolis' by Hugh Stout. This was planted as a single rhizome 2 years ago. But wait! I've already divided it. Not everyone's choice of predominant color palate, I love it. Browns and gold with lighter haft markings on the fall ir sports a lavender beard. Very kewl!
|'Kewlopolis' SDB Hugh Stout|
|'Gate to Paradise' SDB P.Black|
Here's a Miniature Dwarf Bearded (MDB) from Paul Black. Most of the MDBs have already bloomed. This is one of the last and has some wonderful markings. Because there was a garden judging session in my garden Wednesday and another tomorrow, none of the spent blossoms have been trimmed. Judges want to look at bud count.
|'Cute As A Button' MDB P.Black|
|'Golden Ring' SDB T.Johnson|
My backyard. My house is on the top of a raised area that falls off to the Mendon Youth Baseball fields to the South. Hence the name Diamond Rise. This is the highest part of the backyard. That's my beautiful KODA! (When he curls his tail, he's peeing.) Most of the SDBs and MDBs are at the left edge.