The lilies are blooming all around the yard.
This area near the granite bird bath is my "pink" garden
I try to list the plants in the "label" area if you don't see it listed on the post look there.
I had to encase the rose bush (what's left after bunny ate most of it). There is one bud close to opening on it.
I have mostly pink flowers, some deeper wine colors and white. Somehow one of my white lilies made it down here (It's nestle next to a very pale pink one). I think the chipmunks have been re-landscaping for me.
This planter has grown a lot. There are some orange petunias in the center but they are barely blooming right now. I think they are fighting for little space. I trimmed the fiber optic grass away from the center to see if it would helps these petunias to get larger and make their presence known! The crazy flying pig is set up like a weather vane and spins around when it's windy!
I came across this over the weekend. Look at the size of the flower! I hope it will come back for me each year. It's called Cappuccino Gloriosa Daisy (Rudbeckia/Blackeyed Susan's)
I put it out with my "orange-yellow garden" which is by the driveway. The soil has always been rich over here- seems to be an area never touched by any modernization over the years. Look at that rich black dirt!
I moved all these two toned lilies over here in 2012. The plain orange ones are some I've had in this area sine the early 90's and have withstood abuse from several garden transformations.
The lily of the valley plants keep spreading out. I really don't want them here since they are invasive and can choke out other plants.
On the other side of the driveway is our island. The Cranesbill/ perennial geraniums have been blooming for a while and I really didn't take much in the way of pictures when the peonies were blooming. There's a few white ones that were just about done when I took this.
Max Frei Cranesbill
These yellow lilies were blooming for a good while but a pretty much done now. I took these pics over a week ago. This big blue spruce tree has gotten so much larger than I ever anticipated. I hate to trim the bottom branches away because I love how it looks with their branches all the way to the ground but I know why people do it. We've enlarged this island a few times to give it more room but there's a limit to doing that.
The delphiniums are looking fabulous but as you can see below the rain can cause problems with them.
The poor delphiniums are bent over from the rain we got. Hopefully I can get them standing with some more staking. We created this island to help reduce some road noise and give us something to look at other than the road in front of our home. I'd like to take it way over towards the woods but our septic field lays over there and we don't want to create any issues with it.
The daisies are just starting to open up and the coreopsis is doing fabulous this year. Each plant is full and larger! Yay!
Zagreb Coreopsis, Veronica Speedwell
This Butterfly Weed plant is a favorite for butterflies and bees.
In May when this weeping cherry should have been flowering I thought I had lost it. The pathetic look of the leaves and lack of flowers sure made me think it was another loss.
I'm happy to report that after I trimmed it and made sure it got watered a lot it's looking much better. I lost some of the longer draping branches but I'm sure in time it will recover. The Stella de Oro day lilies have been blooming great this year too.
(Our flag pole is not crooked, but I cropped this from a larger picture and this was on the end of the curve that's created from the lens and somehow it seems to make it look quite crooked!)
Out back again- The Annabelle Hydrangeas are performing beautifully!
Isn't this the truth!
Have a great week!