I can’t believe I haven’t posted since Sunday. I’ve kind of lost my blogging mojo a bit. Maybe it’s time to start posting food again.
Today is John’s birthday. Lucky John having a birthday on Flower Friday and all that 😀 There will be dinner tonight and then a cake party this weekend.
On to the garden! Lots of snaps:
A new flower opened up. This is an heirloom lily:
It’s actually held up by a shepherd’s crook. It’s about 5 feet tall and quite a statement plant.
I have a couple blackeyed Susan plants, one in the front and one in the back. At our old house, I had planted some and they overran the place! I was hesitant to put in more, but these have been very good.
They go nicely with the hydrangea:
I gave them a good deadheading only I got a little carried away and snipped off a bloom.
I stuck it in the mum cluster 😀
An area that is still struggling a bit is the newest bed we put in last year. I have a several small shrubs growing. Last year I put in foxgloves and they looked good. This year, I got a ton of baby foxgloves, but now they look kind of tired and brown:
Just to show that not all of my gardens are A+ 😀 This bed will need a couple of years to get established.
More Cheyenne Spirit!
I’m going to have some baby ones of these to share in the fall, I think.
Hostas blooming in the shade bed. I did not plant these. They came with the house.
Potted plant which I cannot remember the name of now:
Lots of globe thistles going.
If you look close you can see a bee butt in there 😀
Here is a full look at them:
Behind is the Joe Pye Weed. I really like this plant, but it sure is tall. This is eye level:
The flowers haven’t quite opened up yet, but when they do, they will be covered with bees and butterflies.
Hope you have a great weekend!