What’s Blooming!

It’s what’s blooming time!  I am enjoying my garden a lot this year.  It’s nice just to stand out and admire it  :mrgreen:  I have to wonder what people think seeing me out there with my camera all the time.   I was out the other night taking some shots and a woman stopped and told me that she loves to walk by my garden every day and look at it.  How sweet is that?  I do this garden for me, but I am glad that other people enjoy it as well.

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The walkway is making progress.  Or rather, John is making progress on the walkway.  Once it is done we will fill in with sand.

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It’s a mold that you pour the concrete into.  One bag of cement per mold (it takes 2 molds to go across this sidewalk).  I am not totally crazy about it, but it is much better than the broken concrete that was there.  Now that weather is cooperating, it should go faster.

My 100-pound rose bush has more blooms on it.  The mid summer flush is always small, but welcome!

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My Liatris:

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I have a few blooms on the perennial bachelor buttons, too!

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The other kind hasn’t done anything yet. Not sure why this one is blooming and the other color one is not, but then I wasn’t expecting anything this year from them.

The new rose bush is growing pretty fast!

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I love the color.

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I am still very taken with these lilies!

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They are pretty tall, too, about 3 feet or so.

My butterfly bush is now starting to bloom:

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It’s a big boy at 5 feet tall!  Now that it is flowering, my friend the sphinx moth is back.

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Of course, it probably isn’t the same one from last year, but we can pretend.

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I also have another coneflower. This is Green Jewel:

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And how is this for a lovely looking plant?

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This is Pixie’s catnip.  It was outside and one of the neighborhood cats knocked it off the porch, ate most of it and rolled on it enough to flatten the stems! I thought it was a goner.  I repotted it and am now getting new growth.  I haven’t been able to harvest any for Pixie because of that.  Not quite sure what to do with this.  Can’t have it inside because Pixie will go insane over it.  Can’t have it outside because the neighborhood cats get it.

I have a dozen more pictures, but guess I had better stop there 😀

 

Here’s to a fabulous weekend!

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11 thoughts on “What’s Blooming!

  1. Shelley B

    What a conundrum with the catnip! Kind of funny to think of a neighborhood cat going on a bender with it, thought! 🙂

    I don’t blame you one bit for wanting to stand and gaze at your garden – it’s beautiful!
    Shelley B´s last blog post ..Friday Mishmash

    1. Lori Post author

      I couldn’t find the catnip pot one day and then saw it under the porch all mushed into the ground with a lot of hair on it (ewwww). Judging by the color, I think I know which cat, too 😀

  2. Molly

    Hi Lori.

    Great photos. You have a few flowers I’d like to try in my yard.

    I had a Yellow Swallowtail butterfly in my coneflowers this morning – first one this year. Yay! Plus 2 hummingbirds at the Apricot Agastache and a baby rabbit nibbling on the Weeping Cherry leaves on the branch ends. (I’ve been looking for a rabbit as the branches are all bare on the bottom 4″. Like my Christmas tree thanks to Toby & Garrus taking off with ornaments.) It was a good morning in my garden 🙂

    Molly

    1. Lori Post author

      I wish I could get the hummingbirds! I have only seen a late season straggler and that’s it. My garden is supposed to attract them, but they don’t like me for some reason.

  3. debby

    Loving the close-up shots! You don’t really need a new camera if you can get shots like those. The moth looks like he is holding his antenna thing with his hand and sticking it into the flower!

    Isn’t it nice to hear that someone else is enjoying all the work you put into your garden?

    Shall I tell you that someone/an animal/a dog/Sophie ATE all the buds except one off of my new coneflower? So irritating.

    Have a good weekend. I’ll look forward to your report!
    debby´s last blog post ..Realtime in the Swimming Pool

    1. Lori Post author

      I keep thinking I want better shots of the closeups LOL!

      I can’t believe the Queen ate your flowers!

  4. Ali @ Peaches and Football

    Your flowers are always so pretty! I don’t have much of anything blooming right now – just the tail end of my roses and lilies.

    Hmm trying to think of where you could put the nip so the cats wouldn’t get it. Sheesh. Pretty funny that they found it though. If you decide to just get rid of it, might as well let Pixie have a thrill beforehand. 🙂
    Ali @ Peaches and Football´s last blog post ..Week 6 Weigh-In

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