What’s Blooming today!

The week comes to a close already.  Our schedules have been all out of sorts this week.  Not in a bad way, but just different.  We ended up biking for a bagel this morning since we didn’t get one on Wednesday.  A nice morning for a ride.  This week the weather has been perfect for the garden.  Sunny mornings and afternoon rain showers and the green has exploded everywhere (including the lawn).

My butterfly bush is pretty short this year.  I wonder if it will get as big as it usually does.

I have a couple new plants.  This is Campanula.

I thought these would be taller, but I love the bell-shaped flowers.

Also just coming into bloom are the oenothera, aka Sundrops.

I will take more pictures when these are all in bloom.  These actually got crisped really badly with some frost because they came up too early, so happy to see they made it. I wanted something with early summer flowers and this and the campanula fit the bill.

One of my potted plants.  This is celosia, which will fill out a lot more.

John liked these when we were flower shopping, so I got them instead of my usual geraniums.

The liatris is getting bigger and bigger.  I love all stages of this plant.

This is the shade garden from the side of the house.  Lots o’ green here and the lilies have thrown up long stalks.

The astilbes are just about in bloom, so you will see close ups of those next week.

Roses are still going crazy.

Found the coolest spider on my scentimental rose bush.

After doing some research, I found out it is a crab spider.  This particular kind can change from yellow to green to the white/pink depending on the plant it is on.  It eats bees. Even the eyes are pink!

Pretty neat!

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11 thoughts on “What’s Blooming today!

  1. debby

    I love those celosia, but never have any luck with them. I will be anxious to see how they grow for you. I HATE spiders. But pink eyes–pretty interesting.
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  2. Roz@weightingfor50

    Hi Lori, I LOVE the blooming posts. Your rose is STUNNING, and I LOVE the unusual looking spider. I laughed when you said that the celosia “spoke” to John when you were shopping. We have a couple of plants in our containers that did EXACTLY the same to Dennis. 🙂 Have a great Sunday.
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    1. Lori Post author

      Yep. Liatris = gayfeather. These will bloom in July around here and I love them. They look fantastic with the ecchinacea.

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