What’s Blooming!

What’s blooming? Lots of coneflowers!  😀   I took time last night and got in the garden. With the craziness of work, some things slipped down the list of being able to do and getting out in the garden was one of them, unfortunately.  Last night I needed a good meditational period of weeding.  Join me for a seat?


I finally found the name of this flower – Armeria.  It’s an annual, but reseeds like crazy.  Every year for the last 3 years I have been getting these popping up wherever.



I bought 3 delphiniums and turns out one is a different color. 



Here is where I weeded out about a lawn’s worth of seedlings from my birdseed:




The liatris is in full bloom and there were bees on it. Bees!  Definitely much less than in other years, but I was happy to see any bees.



The milkshake coneflower.  I do love this one.



More tiki torch have opened up.



The little yellow bits in the background are sundrops.  They were very short this year for whatever reason.

Shortly will come my oriental lilies that I love so much.







The old fashioned daylilies are just about done.



The traveling blue water can gets set in different places in the garden 😀

The garden still feels so fresh since we have had a lot of rain.  Please ignore the birdbath of shame. It needs a good scrubbing.



I spent over an hour in the garden last night and it felt great to get it ship shape and try to forget about work.



The weather looks amazing for this weekend. There will be biking and going to the movies!  We are going to see the new Planet of the Apes movie 😀

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14 thoughts on “What’s Blooming!

  1. Helen

    You know I don’t have a full on garden, but sometimes when I get home, I just putt about the patio deadheading plants and watering and I’m always astonished at how calm I feel after doing that.

  2. deb

    In Tx i had a curved walkway up to the front door. And half whiskey barrels lining the walkway filled with petunias..my fav flower……I loved to spend some time in the evenings deadheading the petunias…. It was simple, didn’t take a lot of thought….and almost instant gratification as they looked so much better when done…… LOVE your coneflowers Lori. If we ever tackle the back yard i’am definitely going to try some… Hugs! deb

  3. Jody - Fit at 55

    I want to come sit with you!!!! I know you say you live on a busy street but that is calm for this southern CA women! 🙂 LOVE your garden!

    We need to see the Apes movie too!!!!!

    1. Lori Post author

      It is a very busy street for a small town. Cars aren’t so bad, but the semitrucks get annoying.

  4. debby

    Just the thing I needed tonight! That whole front view is just beautiful! LOLOL at the ‘birdbath of shame.’ That is exactly what my birdbath is. Even the dog water bowl doesn’t get scrubbed out…

    The liatris is definitely one i must look for. And I can hardly wait to see your oriental lily. I have those on my list for next year.

    I definitely have a resentment towards weeding, but once it is done, it is such a satisfying feeling.

  5. Lori Post author

    Maybe I can find a liatris sprout to send you. They really like my soil here. I might have a box full of plants to send to you later this year 😀

    I don’t resent the weeding, but I do resent that the mulch I spent money on doesn’t seem to be doing its job LOL!

  6. Fran

    It looks absolutely lovely Lori. I can’t wait to see what you will to with Radiance Manor when you have such a bigger garden.

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