There aren't many new things blooming, but everything out front has filled in over the past two weeks, and two of the four dahlias out there are just starting to get goin'. Yay!
My mom shared this one with me years ago, and there must have been two varieties mixed together, because some of the flowers are lavender and white, and some are solid lavender.
You can see the solid one on the far left side in the first photo.
The other one is called, 'Blue Bell', and its first flower is just barely emerging.
The "Tina" rose has fully recovered from her early, annual, spring black spot breakout, and is now healthy and in a full-on second bloom.
I love her.
Random mixed pot.
Although, two of the mix (coleus and fuchsia) are just sitting there doing nothing.
I gave away 95% percent of my six kagillion Cleome starts this year, and so far, the ones I stuck in are all white.
The Black Eyed Susan vine has been slow this year.
I get a sporadic two or three blooms here and there.
The usual pulled back shots.
Looking at these pictures, it's all sort of just a plant riot right now.
My mom came over a few days before our open garden and helped cross things off my to-do list.
She mentioned the bricks in the path, something I had been meaning to deal with.
They were level and buried after redoing the whole path last year, but the bark had settled and was packed down, so the bricks were becoming a tripping hazard.
I was planning on redoing it, and getting them level again, but it just didn't happen.
So I told her to just tear them out.
We ended up adding to the brick edging, and making it two high, as a solution to, "Where are we gonna stash the bricks?!"
I think it turned out cute.
I got a bag of bark mulch to fill in the divets, and level it all out.
Done and done.
I love this pot right now.
Grace gave me a start of this Persicaria and I'm in love with it.
The Hardy Fuchsia is new this spring and it's just now starting to bloom.
It's called 'Galadriel.'
Yes, that whole area is a sea of bird seed.
It's the bane of my existence.
They are the messiest eaters EVER.
Caladium in the watering can shot.
The obligatory window box shots.
A tuberous begonia, started from seed.
Thank you, Ann.
A cute little Aster, blooming in spite of his shady home.
My mom had this cute little Coreopsis reseed like crazy in her yard this year.
So she shared, and I stuck it in all over the place.
The rest are technically on the side of the house, and not in the front yard, but I'm throwin' 'em in anyway.
First, I LOVE the Wild Impatiens that Grace shared with me this year.
Love, love, love.
A happy hanging Fuchsia.
When we got married, we had a DIY wedding.
Anyway, our favors were homemade seed packets, filled with zinnia seeds.
My mom has had the giant leftover bag of seeds in her freezer for 11 years.
She decided to start some this year, and this is a portion of the result.
Just a cute little spot.
And last, I bought this 'Belle of Woking' Clematis in March, and it finally has one flower.
I have high hopes for next year. :)
That's it for today, kids.
I actually took some pictures of food last night.
I know, it's been awhile.
'Tis the season of this being a garden blog.
I also put together a real live meal plan for the first time in forever.
Remember when I used to share those on a regular basis?
I'll see if I can get them both on here this week.
Tata for now.