Bloomity, bloomity! The garden has been a joy to go out and visit each day this week. John usually comes on a tour as well so I can point out all the new things 😀
There is a bit of a hole in the garden right now. I mentioned that I thought my butterfly bush was dead. It wasn’t, actually. It normally wakes late, but this is really late. It’s very small right now.
It almost looks like 2 plants. This is normally 5 feet tall when in bloom, so I am curious as to whether it will get that high this year or not. Ah the mystery!
What is doing great now, however, would be the irises! I have 2 different kinds. One is the regular iris (I forget the name) and the other is the bearded iris. The regular:
These blew up this year!
I think I am going to have to divide this group, which I have never done before. Eeep! These came from one of my neighbors a few years ago. I got 6 rhizomes and ended up with all of these.
Now for the bearded iris. This came as one single rhizome and this is year 3.
These blooms are huge!
I am so finding room for more bearded at our new house (if we ever move 🙄 ).
On to some containers: This is a classic combo of geranium and spike plant, which I have never done before and figured I would for a change.
Excuse the porch. We scraped to paint and are awaiting dry enough weather to paint. Note Pixie meowing at me here. 🙂
Remember that old metal pot I found? Here it is with a plant:
Another new plant for me this year is the firecracker plant.
It’s very cute (again, more scraping done on the front steps. Painting… the neverending job).
I am loving the centaurea:
I have another color of these that should be open next week. Squee!
The aliums are blooming as well.
I was just standing outside smiling at the garden last night. I makes me so happy to look at!
And on orchid watch:
WOO HOO! Finally open! One of the buds shriveled and fell off and I was worried the other 3 would do that, but 2 of them are open now.