What’s Blooming!

It’s Astilbe time around Casa Radiance this week!  The front garden is a little quiet on the big showy flowers now that the irises are done. Lots of rose blooms, though.



The scentimental:



My rose bush I planted last year. It’s filling in nicely.  Note the black sprite centaurea not doing so well next to it. Not sure what is up with that.



Little closer:



My new pink knockout I just planted a few weeks ago:



Happy gaillarda that freely seeded itself along the walk:


Sundrops. These are very short this year. I don’t think they cared much for the winter.



And the Astilbe! Now behind the white are 2 other colors, but they are smaller and not quite blooming yet. They actually will be nice and full next year. The white ones are nice mature astilbe.  This is one of those flowers that I love, but forget how much I love them until they are in bloom.



They love this spot. They get morning sun and evening sun and shade during the day.



So fluffy and pretty!



And now for my latest project.  I got this settee to reupholster. I won the bid at a local shop for $18!  What a steal.



It is going to look very, very different than this. Really different.  Just a tease, but this piece had a surprise in store for me.  😀

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9 thoughts on “What’s Blooming!

  1. debby

    Oh I am very jealous of your astilbe! I think I still don’t have mine in the right spot–last year too much sun, and maybe too much shade this year. I’m learning that it is okay to move plants around. Oh, I think I’m learning that from you!

    $18 for an antique settee!! You are quite the bargain hunter! Can’t wait to see what you do with it.

  2. Jeannie/Qlts2Slo

    Hoping the surprise was a bag of money or expensive jewelry hidden in it. Did I guess right, did I, did I?

    Wow! I’ve had what I thought was beautiful astilbe before, but yours put then to shame.

  3. Joanne

    Your flowers look wonderful. We’ve had so much rain this past week, everything is not good here (upper midwest). Curious to see what you do with the settee.

  4. Fran

    Love the astibele, it’s funny that I saw them yesterday in someone’s garden (in white and red) and thought how pretty they are and now I see them here 🙂

    Love the new sofa and can’t wait to see what you make of it, but I’m sure it will look pretty once it’s done.


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