Hello friends...Today I want to showcase a few of my garden stars of late May. My Stella daylilies have woke up from a long winter nap. The yellow is so pretty against the fence and between the Origami Columbines and Star Jasmine.
The Hibiscus that is growing about 2" every day!
This is Veronica Speedwell. The dark pink spikes are looking pretty healthy beside the periwinkle vines. They seem miniature compared to the Salvia.
This shows part of my white garden. More Salvia, Shasta Daisies, white coneflowers (almost blooming) and hostas.
I took this geranium inside last fall and it survived! Now its blooming.
I love this lemon yellow flower. My landlord gave it to me last year and I can't remember what it is. Anybody know its name?
The bee sure likes it! It is full of buds.
One of my hydrangeas is starting to bloom! I have two more that are close by but are not showing off yet...
More of my white garden. My favorite...twirling butterfly gaura. The pics do NOT show the true beauty of this flower. It blooms from spring to fall. We've had so much rain that it is a little too tall but seems to be holding up pretty good. I love these babies. From a distance they do look like little butterflies whirling around.
My knockouts are busy working on their second flush of pretties.
This is my first coneflower volunteer (I think). It is very tall! Like I said, we have had a very rainy spring.
The coneflowers are getting ready to bloom.
My second pet flower is the Russian Sage. The lavender spikes are forming now. The foilage is chest high now so I don't know if they will be able to hold 2-3 feet flowering spikes.
The reflection in the mirror shows the gaura whirling around in the distance. Star Jasmine is in front of the mirror.
I made this path to the back yard about three years ago. I love the river pebbles beside the flowers. The columbine seeds like to jump over too.
The blanket flowers are a bright spot of color and seem to be holding up the yard bed while the rest of the neighbors are getting their show together.
More of the Russian Sage. Did I say that I LOVE these? When they are in full bloom, the lavender color is so pretty beside the red knockouts.
This is one of my mums that I planted last fall. All eight are about to bloom. I have read that they should be pinched back so you will have a full bloom in the fall. I believe that if a flower wants to bloom then it should be allowed to bloom! My plan is that after it blooms I will cut it back by late June and I will get another bloom for fall. Does anyone know if this will work?
I love the color of this varigated liriope. It is very cheerful and will bloom very nice lavender spikes next month.
Another picture of the white garden and the whirling butterflies...I told you I love these. The liriope was here when I moved in. It makes a great border for the garden. They are well established and the blooms are lavender.
This shows a corner of the back yard. I haven't done much work back here yet. I've been told that the very tall thing is poke salad. A lot of people here in the south cook it and eat it like greens. It is about 10 feet tall!
The nandina is so pretty. I love the flower clusters. You can see it still has red berries from winter too.
Lavender garden phlox is almost blooming. I have several of these spread around here and there.
Maybe the shastas will be open by next week.
See the gaura whirling around behind the shastas?
Just because I love the gaura!
Just because I love the Russian Sage.
Don't think that he doesn't have a plan. This is the view from my desk. See why I don't like to go to work? If only I could sit here and look out all day!
Pretty determined little guy! Gonna get himself some meal worms.
My Easter gift hydrangea is STILL looking great on the porch along with my Mother's Day gift New Guinea Impatiens.
Thats all I have for this week. Go on over to Tootsies for Fertilizer Friday. You won't be sorry. Have a beautiful Memorial Day weekend.