Yay Friday. It’s been a tiring week. Shortly after posting this, we will be walking downtown for our Friday night beer, which is most needed.
With all the rain that has been coming, green abounds. This is more of the Fair Bianca:
I caught those blooms a little late. There are plenty more buds, though.
The house across the street from my parents put two of these planters out at their curb. I asked my folks to fetch them and they would be my birthday present 😀 Turns out these are dang heavy! I think they have to weigh about 50# each. One had some pieces crack off during transfer, but I used epoxy to put them back. I’m not quite sure where these are going to go, but hey – free!
My multicolored snapdragons:
The colors are different every year. This is my favorite one so far:
The front bed is a sweet spot for the snaps. I’ve never had so many babies!
I’m still enjoying the allium:
That was the purple sensation. Allium are such great plants. They come in a huge variety. Here is another allium, the little blue flower:
They are tall with small flowers at the top. This picture has a lot going on it, too. There are coneflowers, a butterfly bush (mini) and some self-seeding cosmos. I’m not sure if I will keep the cosmos there or not. I might move them somewhere else.
Then there is the star of Persia allium:
It’s definitely my favorite and the flowers are huge! They grow about 2 feet tall. I have these in several spots in the front and the back.
When I was working on a project for making some light posts, I had extra cement and pulled out an old stepping stone mold I have for the extra mix. It came out really nice:
It’s a big stone. I have another mold and I might make some more stones at some point. I forgot how pretty they were. Tack that onto the never ending project list, I guess.
This is a weed:
I just took a picture because the flowers are pretty. 😀
In the back, I’ve got several potted plants. This one is million bells:
This is an annual and will bloom all summer long.
This picture I took because it looked so funny to me:
Little Shop of Horrors anyone? Grrrrr…… LOL This is my shasta daisy. It looks prettier when the buds are all the way open 😀
My oldest plant, which I refer to as my old friend:
Somewhere around 15 years old. It has this one tall stalk on it and the rest of the flower buds are lower down. Razzmatazz coneflower.
White swan coneflower:
More white in my shade bed with astilbe:
And lastly a foliage shot. Heuchera Spellbound:
Such great foliage plants. They do bloom, although this one may not be old enough to bloom yet. We’ll see.
Now it’s off for a beer! Have a great weekend!