In times when I need peace and quiet and soothing, I head into the garden. I’m lucky that I have a happy place to go to.
Right now, there are a lot of things in bloom. I will be posting more on my garden blog this weekend since there are so many in bloom right now.
It’s about coneflower time. The supreme cantaloupe has been blooming for a while and now the puff is starting to appear in the middle.
I have a thing for specialty coneflowers as I’m sure you might have noticed. This year I put in some new ones in the front bed we renovated. These are called Cheyenne Spirit and they are multicolored on the same plant!
I have 3 of these (2 pictured) and they are going to look amazing when they fill out. Hopefully they will live a while. Sometimes the specialty ones have a short lifespan.
The stem color is a little strange in the picture; it’s not that dark IRL. These look like feather dusters to me:
More exploding balloon flowers:
The white ones should be blooming next week. I am thrilled with how these are growing!
I have them on both sides of my bird bath and the ones on the side that gets a bit more shade seem to do better, even though these are full sun annuals:
This is the 2nd year for this hydrangea. It’s called Vanilla Strawberry. I wasn’t expecting to see any blooms this year since it was so tiny last year.
It certainly likes this spot. It tripled in size. The flowers on this start white and then turn pink.
In the back garden the bee balm is blooming. It smells like oregano, too! Very fragrant (it’s the leaves).
It’s a really tall plant. Here is me for reference:
I probably should have put it closer to the middle, but it can always be moved.
The foxgloves out back are blooming. These plants were $2.99 at my local nursery and they were small, so any blooms are exciting!
I’m in love with the floxgloves.
A month or so ago, I did that spilled pot of flowers and the impatiens have really filled in now:
It’s so pretty. I was just looking to fill space while I decided what to plant here, and it turned out really nice – if I do say so myself.
Looks to be a rainy weekend, so I don’t know how much water feature work will get done, but maybe we’ll get lucky.